Case Against Local Man Accused of Providing False ID During Traffic Stop Withdrawn

Adam McCully

Adam McCully

Published April 19, 2023 4:23 am
Last Updated: March 28, 2024 5:32 pm

CLARION CO., Pa. (EYT) – A case against a local man accused of providing a false name during a traffic stop in Clarion Borough was withdrawn on Tuesday.

According to court documents, the following charge against 53-year-old Earl W. Breckenridge, of Oil City, was withdrawn during a preliminary hearing on Tuesday, April 18, with Magisterial District Judge Duane L. Quinn presiding:

– False Identification to Law Enforcement Officer, Misdemeanor 3

Details of the case:

The charge stemmed from a traffic stop that occurred at 10:42 a.m. on Tuesday, October 18, in Clarion Borough.

According to a criminal complaint, police stopped a silver Jeep operated by a known woman due to information received that the vehicle was being operated without insurance. Officers were also notified that an individual in the vehicle, identified as John Aitkens Blair III had active warrants and drugs were possibly involved.

During the traffic stop, the known female immediately confronted an officer that her husband had called the police for her driving without insurance. The officer observed 33-year-old John Blair sitting in the front passenger seat and a male in the back seat.

Blair was taken into custody on a warrant out of Beaver County, the complaint states.

The officer then asked the male in the back seat for identification, and he relayed that he did not have any. When asked for his name, the male said he was “Earl Mallday” with a known date of birth. The officer ran the name provided, and it came back with no record found, the complaint indicates.

The officer made contact with the male again and advised him to provide his actual name. He again told the officer that his name was “Earl Mallday” and provided the same date of birth. Again, there was no record found, the complaint notes.

The male was asked to exit the vehicle and was taken into custody to be fingerprinted. The male then advised that his name was Earl Brekenridge, according to the complaint.

He told police he provided the false name because when the officer would run his real name, he would discover active warrants, the complaint indicates.

Breckenridge was arraigned at 2:29 p.m. on Tuesday, October 18, in front of Judge Quinn.

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