BENNINGTON, N.Y. (WIVB) - Authorities say two men tried to dupe deputies to evade being arrested, but their plan failed.
The Wyoming County Sheriff's Office pulled over 30-year-old Michael Antonucci of Alexander for speeding on Stedman Road in the Town of Bennington around 2 a.m. on Wednesday. Deputies say Antonucci failed sobriety tests and was placed under arrest for DWI.
While speaking to his passenger, deputies say the man provided a false name and date of birth. And when they questioned Antonucci, deputies say he provided the same false name and date of birth for the passenger.
But deputies were able to determine the passenger was really 34-year-old Dustin Landin of Bennington, and say he provided a false name to try and evade being arrested for an outstanding warrant out of the Town of Brighton.
Antonucci is charged with speeding, DWI, and for allegedly lying to deputies, sixth degree conspiracy. Landin is charged with second degree criminal impersonation and sixth degree conspiracy, and after deputies found pills in his possession, he was additionally charged with two counts of seventh degree criminal possession of a controlled substance.
After being arraigned, Antonucci was taken to the county jail on $2,000 bail, while Landin was committed to the same facility on $1,500 bail.
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