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Gilman Figaro
Gilman Figaro Photo Credit: MUGSHOT: Courtesy PAPD

FORT LEE, N.J. -- A driver from Woodland Park caught smoking pot in his car while rolling through the George Washington Bridge tolls had no license, registration or insurance -- but he did have a warrant out of Hackensack for child neglect, authorities said.

Gilman Figaro, 38, was stopped around 3:15 p.m. Thursday after driving his black 2011 Hyundai sedan through an E-ZPass lane without a transponder, the authority's Joseph Pentangelo said

Police noticed the smell of marijuana coming from Figaro, whose pupils were dilated, Pentangelo said.

Figaro also couldn't produce any documents, he said.

On the dashboard was a blunt -- a hollowed out cigar filled with pot, Pentangelo said.

Figaro, who was also wanted on a $7,000 warrant, was taken into custody.

He was charged with driving while under the influence of drugs, theft and having drugs in a motor vehicle, Pentangelo said. He also received several summonses.

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