An early Friday traffic stop for expired registration on Crows Landing Road near Hackett Road ended with the Turlock driver being arrested for two warrants, one for a felony weapons charge.
At 12:15 a.m. Sgt. Travis Hudson pulled over driver Brian Burgess, 36, who first provided a friend’s name as his own. Burgess stated that he did not have a license to drive, however, Sgt. Hudson found a valid license record under the name given to him. When confronted, Burgess admitted to using his friend’s name because of the warrants and provided his true identity. Burgess had a misdemeanor warrant issued in Merced County for drug and traffic related offenses and a felony warrant by Turlock Police for weapons offenses. In addition, he faces charges of providing false information to a police officer to make another person liable.
Passenger Rene Agundez, 36, of Turlock, was arrested for a no-bail warrant for probation violations.