Cops: Twins Tried To Switch Identities During Stop

(AP) Police in Hunterdon County say two twin brothers attempted to switch their identities during a motor vehicle stop. Readington Township police said a patrolman stopped Julio and Josel Rodriguez of Bethlehem, Pa., at 2 a.m. Wednesday.

The patrolman soon noticed discrepancies in the 18-year-old brothers' stories after pulling them over for failure to maintain a lane and a broken brake light.

Police said Julio Rodriguez, who was driving, was trying to avoid getting a ticket.

Both brothers were arrested and charged with obstruction of justice.

Julio Rodriguez was also issued three traffic summonses. The brothers were released pending court dates.

Police didn't immediately know if the two had a lawyer.

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Information from: The Star-Ledger, http://www.nj.com/starledger

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