Bridgeport man charged with criminal impersonation in Westport
WESTPORT — A Bridgeport man faces several charges after he was pulled over and gave officers a false identity, police said.
Lou Geneus, 36, of Bridgeport, was charged with non-assaultive interfering with an officer, criminal impersonation, illegal operation of a motor vehicle under suspension, operating an unregistered motor vehicle and failing to have insurance to cover minimum requirements.
Officers spotted a car with an expired registration driving on the Sherwood Island Connector around 9:30 a.m. Monday and pulled the driver over.
“The operator claimed the vehicle he was driving belonged to his brother,” police said. “He also claimed to have lost his license and provided officer’s a fraudulent name.”
When an officer pulled up the license of the name the driver — later identified as Geneus — provided he found that the photo on the license didn’t match the man in the driver’s seat.
Police later learned that Geneus was the registered owner of the car and had a suspended driver’s license. He was also unable to provide police with proof of valid insurance, police said.
Geneus was taken into custody and brought to booking to be charged. He was released after posting a $500 bond. He is expected in court on July 30.