Driver Arrested Twice For Phony Insurance Card

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LAKEHURST – If at first you don’t succeed, try, try again.

Michael Capriotti, 55, of Little Egg Harbor, tried twice to pass off altered insurance cards as legitimate. He was pulled over March 20 for a suspended registration and license, and was arrested for driving without insurance and a suspended registration. His 2007 Suzuki was impounded.

Lakehurst Police processed and released him, charging him possessing a fraudulent motor vehicle insurance card and numerous motor vehicle tickets including operating while suspended, suspended registration, uninsured motorist, and failure to exhibit documents.

Capriotti attempted to retrieve his impounded car March 22, when he presented the police department clerk an altered insurance card. He was again arrested for presenting a false insurance card and transported to the Ocean County Jail.