Long Island Lyft driver arrested for driving with 17 license suspensions: police

By Mark Sundstrom, WPIX

WEST HILLS, L.I. (WPIX) -- A driver for Lyft was arrested Saturday night on Long Island after he ran out of gas and police discovered his driver’s license had been suspended numerous times, authorities said.

Responding to a 911 call of a possible intoxicated driver, a Suffolk County officer discovered 57-year-old Leith Crossen sitting in his stopped car near Cold Spring Harbor Train Station on Saturday at about 9:35 p.m., police said.

Crossen was not intoxicated but had just dropped off a passenger and had run out of gas, according to authorities.

The officer ran a check on Crossen’s license and discovered it had been suspended 17 times, police said.

Crossen was arrested and charged with aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, which is a felony, according to authorities.

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