The Vermont State Police arrested Stephen P. Rivest, age 27, of Chittenden for two counts of false information to a police Officer.
Rivest was arrested for a DUI in March, but used the name of his step-brother, Robert T. Roy III, who resides in Connecticut.
Rivest, pretending to be Roy, was fingerprinted and photographed the night of his arrest and the prints were later sent to the Vermont Criminal Information Center in Waterbury.
An analyst notified the trooper of Roy's true identity of Stephen Rivest, after it came to her attention when entering the prints in the Automated Fingerprint Identification System. The State Police printed a copy of the photo taken in March and compared it to a known arrest photo of Rivest that was taken at Rutland City P.D. The subjects in the photo were one and the same.
Troopers went to Rivest's residence in Chittenden and questioned him about providing false information to trooper. Rivest looked at both photos and again provided false information to a police officer, by stating the photos were of his older twin brother David Rivest, who resides in Chicopee, Mass. Other subjects at the residence were shown photos and advised they know Rivest's older brother and those photos were not of him. They stated the photos were indeed of Stephen Rivest.
After hearing that information, Rivest confessed to lying on both occasions. Rivest stated he lied because he feared going to jail. Rivest was taken into custody without incident at that time.
Based on no family ties in Vermont, failures to appear for other court dates and the fact that Rivest provided false information on two occasions to the same trooper and the fact that he had a previous false information charge, the Honorable Judge Thomas Zonay set bail for $25,000 cash or a surety.
Rivest was lodged at the Marble Valley Correctional Facility.