Montgomery County

Deputies find another forged inspection sticker, this one photocopied, Montgomery County Sheriff says

Deputies stopped the driver Sunday

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TOWN OF AMSTERDAM – Montgomery County Sheriff’s deputies this week found a second forged inspection sticker on a vehicle, this one photocopied, Montgomery County Sheriff’s officials said.

Deputies also found children under the age of 4 in the back seat of the car without proper restraints, officials said.

The stop happened Sunday on Route 30 in the Town of Amsterdam, officials said. The deputy spotted the questionable sticker in traffic and then stopped the car, Sheriff Jeffrey Smith said.

The driver was identified as John Rivera, 37, of Academy Street, Amsterdam.

Deputies charged Rivera with having a false inspection certificate, a misdemeanor, and uninspected motor vehicle. Rivera was also ticketed for restraint violations related to the children, Smith said.

Rivera was arrested and released to return to appear in court later.

The stop follows one conducted by Montgomery County Sheriff’s deputies in May, where the driver was accused of having a forged inspection sticker, a hand-drawn inspection sticker made from construction paper, officials said then. 

State police in Albany also arrested a man on similar accusations last week, finding the sticker after they say the driver sped through a school zone.

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