Driver With 201 License Suspensions Arrested

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    A Long Island man with 201 driver's license suspensions was arrested after police pulled him over for having a defective brake light. Andrew Siff reports. (Published Wednesday, May 15, 2013)

    A Long Island man with 201 driver's license suspensions was arrested after police pulled him over for having a defective brake light, checked his DMV record and saw he was driving illegally, authorities said. 

    Police say Marion Williams, 59, of Roosevelt was taken into custody after the traffic stop on Park Avenue Monday night. His vehicle was impounded.

    Williams was charged with operating a car with a suspended license "in excess of 20 times," which is a felony, and held on $10,000 bail. He's due back in court Thursday.

    The DMV said Tuesday that 191 of the suspensions were for failure to answer a ticket or to pay fines. A spokesman added that Williams does not have a valid license in New York, but continues to drive, and each time he is cited and fails to pay the fine, that information ends up on his record.

    Williams is being represented by Legal Aid, which does not comment on its cases.

    -Andrew Siff contributed to this report

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