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http://nycourts.law.com/CourtDocumentViewer.asp?view=Document&docID=46624 Justice Mangano HAVING STOPPED a vehicle for a traffic violation, a police officer discovered that its driver had an outstanding warrant. The officer then requested identification from defendant passenger, who had attempted to leave the vehicle. A check of defendant’s identification revealed an outstanding warrant. Defendant was arrested on the basis of the open warrant. Cocaine was discovered when he was searched at the police station. At a Mapp/Dunaway hearing, the court denied defendant’s suppression motion. Citing People v. Vazquez and People v. Hollman, it ruled that the outstanding warrant for the driver, coupled with defendant’s attempt to leave the vehicle, provided the officer with a permissible basis to request identification from the vehicle’s passengers. Defendant’s arrest for an open warrant was based upon probable cause and his subsequent search was valid because the contraband recovered was the product of a search incident to a lawful arrest.

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