A Bridgeport man was arrested for possession of marijuana and criminal impersonation after giving a false name to police on July 5. An officer patrolling the area of Brookside Road at about 3:45 p.m. found a vehicle on the side of the road with its hazard lights on. Officers spoke to the driver, who gave the name of Jesse Turner and told police his car had just died on the side of the road.

A check using the name Jesse Turner and a birthdate provided by the man did not return a matching DMV record. When asked again to provide his age and birth date, the age did not match the day and year of birth. The man then told police he had originally been nervous and reluctant to give his real name, Rashad Smith, saying he had an identification from New York and not Connecticut. Police opted to detain the man until he could be positively identified.

During a search of the car officers found a marijuana cigarette in the center console and the suspect’s wallet. Within the wallet there was information identifying a Jaurean Reid. The man first told police that Reid was his brother but eventually admitted this was his real name. He said he had attempted to use his cousin’s name and date of birth but did not get the information correct.

Reid was placed under arrest for criminal impersonation and possession of less than half an ounce of marijuana. He was released on a $2,500 bond and is due in court on July 19.