Saturday, September 27, 2008

Traffic stop leads to three arrests (Charleston Daily Mail)

Traffic stop leads to three arrests

Tuesday September 23, 2008

CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- During a routine traffic stop, State Police troopers arrested a man accused of being in the country illegally.

Two other people in the vehicle were arrested for traffic violations, according to a press release from Sgt. K.G. McCord.

Cpl. L.G. O'Bryan stopped a truck with a defective light Monday evening on U.S. 119 near Southridge Centre, according to a press release.

A records check revealed the driver, 19-year-old Shane Carrannza of Forest, Va., had a revoked driver's license because of a previous drunken driving conviction, police said.

Shane's father, Jose Carrannza, 46, of Heroica, Mexico, was the owner of the vehicle and a passenger, troopers said. He had allowed his son to drive even though he knew his license had been revoked, McCord said.

Both are legal residents of the United States, but another passenger, identified as Olinnon Casto, 34, of Vera Cruz, Mexico, was found to be an undocumented immigrant, according to the release.

Shane Carrannza was charged with driving on a revoked driver's license. Jose Carrannza was charged with having no insurance and with permitting a person with a revoked driver's license to drive a vehicle.

All three men were arrested and taken to South Central Regional Jail, McCord said. Castro will be taken to York, Pa., for a deportation hearing.

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