A detective who racked up more than $15,000 in unpaid tolls and fees was busted for driving his unregistered vehicle in Brooklyn — and tried to get out of trouble by flashing his NYPD badge, sources said.
Det. Yosef Aisaa was stopped in his Land Rover by Bridge and Tunnel officers just before 3:30 p.m. on Tuesday after he crossed the Verrazzano-Narrows Bridge where cops spotted the unregistered vehicle, according to an MTA spokesman.
The New York State DMV had stripped the cop of his registration for “persistent toll violations” that totaled $1,348.27 in unpaid tolls and $14,100 in fees, the spokesman said.
But Aisaa, who is assigned to the 70 Precinct in Brooklyn, was “somewhat arrogant” when the Bridge and Tunnel officers told him they needed to impound his vehicle, MTA sources told The Post.
Aisaa flashed his NYPD badge and tried to talk his way out of the incident, sources said, with one adding, “he gave the cops a story that they needed to extended a courtesy.”
The officers towed the vehicle, Aisaa was given a summons and the plates were removed from the vehicle, which is illegal to drive until he pays off the thousands of dollars in tolls and fees, officials said.
Aisaa said only that “everything that you mentioned is inaccurate” when told about the story.
He claimed it was a mix-up with EZ-Pass and that he still had his car, but did not deny that he was pulled over Tuesday before hanging up.
The 35-year-old detective, who joined the force in 2008, pulled in $148,285 in 2020, city records show.
“The incident is under internal review,” said police spokesman, Sgt. Edward Riley.
Aisaa was caught back in 2019 using his cruiser for non-police functions and absent from his post half a dozen times and made inaccurate statements or failed to log his movement in police records, online disciplinary records show.
He also was guilty of driving a civilian in his cruiser without permission on four occasions and turning on his lights and sirens in four instances for no police functions, the records show.
The NYPD docked him 20 vacation days and his time/leave balance at the time and forced him to pay $343 in restitution.
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