A motorist spent the night in the St. John's lockup after he gave police a couple of different names and birthdates, in an apparent bid to disguise the fact he was driving illegally. 

The man, 30, was stopped on Logy Bay Road just before 1 a.m. after he was seen using a cellphone while he was behind the wheel. 

The Royal Newfoundland Constabulary said the man gave the officer conflicting information about his identity. 

The RNC wound up taking him into custody on charges of mischief and with resisting arrest.

As well, he also faces weapons charges for carrying bear spray and a small club. 

He's also been given tickets for driving while suspended and without insurance, and for driving while using a cellphone. 

His vehicle was impounded.