By Jim Clark
Police stopped a vehicle near Clarendon Ave. and Broadway last Friday morning for having a faulty brake light.
An RMV query of the license plate showed that the registered owner of the vehicle had an expired license.
Upon approaching the driver of the vehicle, later identified as Anthony Iovanna, 24, of Winthrop, officers noted that he was not wearing his seat belt. The man was asked for his license and registration by the officers, but he informed them that he had left his license at home. Iovanna did supply them with the vehicle registration.
When asked to identify himself, Iovanna reportedly told officers that his name was Tyler Iovanna. When asked to state what year he was born in, the man seemed to stall as if to calculate the date, according to police. When asked for his Social Security number Iovanna reportedly told officers that he could not remember it.
Officer attempted to confirm Iovanna’s identity via the police computer database, but a match could not be made. By running numbers on the vehicle’s inspection sticker a match was eventually made, identifying the man as Anthony Iovanna, police said.
The information gathered on Iovanna revealed that his license had been revoked for habitual traffic offenses.
When police confronted Iovanna once again he reportedly said, “You got me,” and admitted his attempt to conceal his actual identity, according to reports.
After Iovanna was removed from the vehicle, a search of the car yielded two Suboxne pills in the glove compartment. Iovanna reportedly stated that he did not have a prescription for them.
Iovanna was placed under arrest and charged with possession of a class B drug, operation of a motor vehicle with a suspended license, furnishing a false name or Social Security number, and failure to wear a seat belt.