Police: DUI suspect used brother's ID

October 6, 2009 8:14:58 AM PDT
Police say an eastern Pennsylvania man stopped for suspected drunken driving used the identity of his brother, who was away on his honeymoon.

When 42-year-old Bernard Marrero, of Reading, returned from his honeymoon last month, he was arrested for DUI.

Marrero and his lawyer explained the mix-up and told police 39-year-old Samuel Marrero was who they wanted.

He was arrested Sept. 28 and remains in Berks County prison on drunken driving and related counts. He couldn't be reached for comment.

Police say Samuel Marrero gave his brother's name, birthday and Social Security number when he was pulled over Aug. 6.

Bern Township police Chief Douglas Knoblauch says officers often hear people say, "You've got the wrong person." But he says this time, it was true.


Information from: Reading Eagle, http://www.readingeagle.com/