Man admits using someone else’s name during traffic stop

WEST SENECA, N.Y. (WIVB) – A man came forward when he found charges on his driver’s license he was not responsible for and State Police quickly collared the suspect who had impersonated him.

NYS Troopers say Christopher Nigro, 36, gave police someone else’s name and birth date during a traffic stop for speeding last November. The man, whose name Nigro used recently, found the charges on his license and alerted State Police.

Authorities say they were able to quickly identify the Cheektowaga man, who agreed to turn himself in. Nigro reportedly told troopers he had lied during the traffic stop out of fear he had a warrant out for his arrest at the time.

Nigro was arrested and charged with speeding, driving without a license, and second degree criminal impersonation.

He’s due back in West Seneca Town Court next month. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review. Note: Comments containing links are not allowed.

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