The Clewiston News

Mom arrested at kids’ school for suspended license; Arrest at Westside Elementary after phone call

A woman who was dropping her kids off at school was arrested after officers learned she was driving with a suspended license.
It was a phone call by an anonymous person that gave officers the information they needed to make the arrest, according to a police report released by the Clewiston Police Department.
The incident happened at Westside Elementary School on May 12, just after 9:30 a.m. That’s when police were notified about the woman possibly driving with a suspended license. The caller provided the police department with a full name of the driver.
Officer D. McNeill responded to the location, finding the vehicle at the intersection of W.C. Owen and Arroyo, one of the school’s major traffic intersections. The officer had pulled up the woman’s information on D.A.V.I.D. (driving and vehicle information database), and made the stop when the photo that came up matched that of the woman driving.
“[The driver] stated that she was driving to drop off her kids at school,” the officer writes in his report.
The woman was placed under arrest after a records check revealed her license had been revoked as a habitual traffic offender. The woman was placed in hand restraints, placed inside a police vehicle, and transported to the Clewiston Police Department for booking.
Her vehicle was towed by Clewiston Towing.