Arturo Garcia Morales, 26, of 1111 18th St., Portsmouth, is charged with driving while under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs, forgery, furnishing false information, and driving under OVI suspension.
Portsmouth Police officer Shane Hatfield said he watched as a Ford Ranger pickup truck made several turns without signaling, so he pulled the truck over.
The officer reported there was a strong odor of alcohol being emitted from the truck, and he spotted a six-pack of beer with only two cans on the floor.
Hatfield said the passenger in the truck told him it was the driver who had been drinking. That's where the trouble began.
The driver identified himself as Carlos Vasquez Morales, and submitted a Mexico driver's license with that name.
Morales was taken into custody, fingerprinted and booked, and taken to the Portsmouth Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol for a breath test, because the PPD's Datamaster had malfunctioned.
While he was being tested, Portsmouth Police officer Michael Hamilton sent Morales' fingerprints to the FBI for verification of his identity.
That is when the FBI told Portsmouth Police the prints were an exact match to those of Arturo Garcia Morales.
Morales was picked up at Scioto County Jail, brought back to Portsmouth Police Department, reprocessed under his true identity, and found to have been arrested on several alcohol related offenses, including OVI, and he was found to be driving under suspension.
Morales was fingerprinted again, and charged with forgery for signing all of the necessary documents with a false identification. He was charged with presenting false information, and being in possession of a false identification card.
Hatfield said Hamilton also was working with Immigration and Customs Enforcement to have Morales deported. ICE later sent a notification to detain Morales, and he was taken to, and housed in, Scioto County Jail.