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‘Move Over’ violation results in felony charge

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Edwin Mejias

— A man stopped for violating the state’s “Move Over Law” resulted in police discovering he has 26 active suspensions and revocations on his driver’s license on 14 different dates.

State Police arrested Edwin Mejias, 53, of Brooklyn, and charged him with aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle in the first degree, a felony, and several traffic violations on Saturday, June 15, at approximately 10:28 p.m.

Police stopped Mejias in Guilderland after he allegedly violated the Move Over Law by passing a State Police car assisting a disabled vehicle in the work zone between exits 23 and 24 on the Thruway. Police then discovered his active suspensions and revocations on his license.

His 4-year-old granddaughter was a passenger in the car, and police said she was allegedly not in a “proper safety restraint.” His granddaughter was turned over to a family friend, police said, and his car was towed.

Mejias was being held at the Albany County Correctional Facility pending arraignment on Sunday, June 16, in Guilderland.

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