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UPDATE: Intoxicated prowler caught with stolen driving school vehicle on Route 17 is released

An accused car burglar who police say was drunk while prowling the streets of Bergen County in a vehicle stolen from a driving school near his home in Queens was released by a judge shortly after his arrest.

Spanky Gus Davido, 25, rushed after Ridgewood police caught him trying to break into a car on Gilbert Street on Wednesday February 9, Detective Captain Forest Lyons said.

Although a new state law prevented them from prosecuting Davido, it couldn’t stop them from finding him.

They had help — namely, the large Ferrari driving school lettering on the side of the stolen sedan. A battered front number plate also hung vertically from a single screw.

Village police, assisted by colleagues from Glen Rock, arrested the 5-foot-4, 140-pound suspect in custody at the Shell Station on southbound Route 17 off the Franklin Turnpike.

Davido, who had attempted to break into at least three other cars, was intoxicated, police said.

Police charged Davido with attempted burglary, theft, possession of stolen goods, escape and DWI and sent him to the Bergen County Jail. A Hackensack Superior Court judge ordered his release, under New Jersey’s bail reform law of 2017, following a hearing the next day.

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