2010-02-19 / Top Stories

Broken Tail Light Leads To GLA Bust

By Howard Schwach

A Rockaway woman was arrested in West Islip on Sunday after a state trooper pulled her over for a broken tail light and it was found that the car she was driving was reported stolen, Suffolk County officials say.

The woman, identified as Amanda Battle of Far Rockaway, was driving a Ford Fusion eastbound when the trooper pulled her over for not signaling a change of lanes and for the broken tail light as she exited at Exit 40 from the Southern State Parkway into the Robert Moses Parkway at about 8:20 p.m.

An investigation found that the Maryland license plates on the car were reported stolen in New York City and the vehicle was stolen in Maryland.

Battle was charged with two counts of criminal possession of stolen property and several traffic violations in First District Court in Central Islip on Monday, court sources say.

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