A transient man was arrested in Lake Havasu City last week after officers allegedly found him driving with a fictitious license plate.

Jeffery M. McKenney, 54, was driving his vehicle near the area of Acoma Boulevard and Lake Havasu Avenue on Oct. 1, and caught the attention of patrol officers in the area. According to the police report, officers conducted a random record check on McKenney’s vehicle and allegedly found that the vehicle’s registration had expired.

Police conducted a traffic stop, and questioned McKenney at the scene.

“You got me, go ahead and put me in cuffs now,” McKenney allegedly told officers, before admitting to the existence of a warrant for his arrest. The warrant was for failure to appear in court on original charges of illegal camping earlier this year.

McKenney was placed under arrest, and a search of his vehicle allegedly yielded a license plate beneath his driver’s seat that had its registration tag cut off. McKenney was questioned at Lake Havasu City Jail, and told officers that a friend gave him the license plate in his vehicle so that he could use its registration tag on McKenney’s own vehicle.

McKenney was cited and released from the jail on charges of driving with expired registration, driving with a suspended license and possession of a fictitious license plate.

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