A Queens man is off the road and parked in jail after cops allegedly caught him driving with 179 suspensions on his driver’s license, Nassau County police said Friday.
Robert McIntyre, 47, of Queens Village, is being held at the Nassau County jail on $10,000 cash bail or $20,000 bond after he was arrested last Monday in Elmont. He was pulled over after he allegedly failed to signal as he changed lanes along Hempstead Turnpike.
When an officer approached his 1999 Nissan, McIntyre couldn’t produce a driver’s license or vehicle registration. A check of the state’s motor vehicle system revealed he had 179 suspensions on his driver’s license. His car was also unregistered, uninsured and uninspected, said police.
As the officer continued to investigate, authorities recovered a marijuana cigarette behind the passenger’s seat of the Nissan and an orange pill bottle with Hydrocodone in the trunk. Police said the pills belonged to someone else.
Law enforcement officials also learned that McIntyre had an open arrest warrant for second-degree menacing. He was arrested and his car was impounded.
According to court records, McIntyre faces 10 criminal charges. They are: first-degree aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, second-degree menacing, seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, failure to answer charges of aggravated unlicensed operation, fifth-degree criminal possession of marijuana, improper registration plates, uninspected motor vehicle, failure to signal a lane change, uninsured motor vehicle, unregistered motor vehicle and unlicensed operation.
During his past two court appearance, McIntyre was represented by the Nassau County Legal Aid Society, which does not comment on individual cases.
He is due back in court on Oct. 10.