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Arrest: Obstructing Governmental Administration in the Second Degree

01/14/20: At approximately 3:18 PM, Sheriff’s Deputies arrested Mykhaylo Zubatyi, 29, of Yonkers, NY, for obstruction of governmental administration in the 2nd degree. Mr. Zubatyi was observed traveling southbound on North Ocean Avenue by Sheriff’s Deputies. A DMV check of his registration plate showed that the plate actually belonged to a different vehicle. Mr. Zubatyi was pulled over and was able to show valid insurance for the vehicle but had no valid registration. The plate was from his other vehicle. The deputy took his driver’s license and the car’s title and instructed Mr. Zubatyi to remain in his vehicle. As the deputy was writing the summons, Mr. Zubatyi repeatedly left his vehicle to approach the deputy car with questions and was instructed to return to his vehicle. Mr. Zubatyi finally approached the deputy car and said he would not wait for the summons and was going to leave. He reached both arms into the deputy car through the window and attempted to take his documents. He was ordered to stop and return to his vehicle and he refused. A second Deputy arrived at this time and assisted in securing Mr. Zubatyi in handcuffs and placing him in the deputy car. He was arrested and transported to Sheriff’s Office Headquarters where he was charged with obstructing governmental administration in the second degree, given a court appearance ticket, and released according to the new NYS bail reform law. He was also issued traffic summonses for not having license plates, improper plates, driving an unregistered motor vehicle, and driving an uninspected motor vehicle.


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