ALBANY, N.Y. (NEWS10) — An Albany man was arrested on Tuesday after he was pulled over and was driving an alleged stolen car. Tariq Royal, 32, faces multiple charges.

On March 7, around 5:56 p.m., Albany County Sheriff’s Office deputies pulled over a Ford Focus for vehicle and traffic violations. Deputies identified Royal as the driver. After running a DMV search, deputies say the car he was driving was reported stolen to the Albany Police Department on February 11. Royal was subsequently arrested.

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  • Fifth-degree criminal possession of stolen property
  • Second-degree aggravated unlicensed operator of a motor vehicle

Royal was arrested and released on appearance tickets. He is set to return to Albany City Criminal Court on March 23.