Torrington man poses as relative during traffic stop

Timothy Donzella (Photo provided by the Orange Police Dept.)

ORANGE, Conn. (WTNH) — A Torrington man has been arrested after police say he impersonated a relative when receiving a traffic ticket.

Orange police say on Tuesday, they learned that 27-year-old Timothy Donzella, who they had an outstanding warrant for, was in the custody of Torrington police for an unrelated matter. Donzella was transferred to the Orange Police Department and processed on the warrant.

The warrant for Donzella stems from a traffic ticket he received in August for using his cell phone while driving. Police say that during the traffic stop, Donzella gave police the personal information of a relative, and the ticket was issued in the name of that relative.

Police say that when the relative was contacted by traffic court, he realized he had been the victim of impersonation.

Donzella is charged with criminal impersonation, interfering with an officer, and using a cell phone while driving. He is due in court on December 22.

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