Man caught using false ID in Larimer County after iris scan

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(Photo: Facebook / Larimer County Sheriff)

(Photo: Facebook / Larimer County Sheriff’s Office)

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LARIMER COUNTY, Colo. — A man arrested for drunk driving in northern Colorado over the weekend was in enough trouble, and compounded things when he lied about his identity, according to the Larimer County Sheriff’s office.

But the real story, in the words of Larimer County Sheriff’ Justin Smith, was how sheriff’s deputies were able to determine the man was using a fake identity — an iris scan.

“They (sheriff’s deputies) were able to prove that he (the suspect) was not who he said he was by doing a comparison of the iris scan we had on record,” Smith wrote on the Larimer County Sheriff’s Facebook page over the weekend. “Not surprisingly, the offender was already under a driver revocation and had an outstanding arrest warrant.”

That offender has since been identified as Salvador Corral. He told sheriff’s deputies that he didn’t have a photo ID on him when he was pulled over on suspicion of drunk driving.

Corral’s iris information was on file with the Larimer County Sheriff’s office due to a prior arrest. Smith said everyone who is booked into the county jail are both fingerprinted and given an iris scan.

“Technology like this saves time in positively identifying offenders — much better than a traditional set of fingerprints,” Smith wrote on Facebook. “We also use this technology to positively ID and track convicted sex offenders who are living in the community.”

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