Ulster County Woman Driving with Self-Made Plates, Suspended Registration, Police
An Ulster County woman is accused of driving with a suspended vehicle registration and fake self-made license plates.
Recently the New Paltz Police Department charged 31-year-old Rachel C. O’Rourke, of Kingston with second-degree forgery, criminal possession of a forged instrument, felonies, possession of a hypodermic instrument and suspended registration, misdemeanors.
O’Rourke was spotted by officers driving on Route 299 in New Paltz in a vehicle with a suspended vehicle registration. During the traffic stop O’Rourke admitted the vehicle registration was suspended because she didn’t have insurance, police say.
Officers soon noticed that the license plate on the vehicle was forged and learned O’Rourke allegedly made fake plates and placed them on the vehicle.
After O’Rourke was taken into custody a hypodermic needle was found in her possession during a search, authorities say.
O’Rourke was arraigned in Town of New Paltz Court and remanded to Ulster County Jail in lieu of $15,000 cash bail or $30,000 bond. She is scheduled to return to New Paltz Court at a later date.