An officer arrested an Evanston man Wednesday evening in connection with failing to present a valid driver’s license after he was stopped for driving without securing a child in a safety seat.
As an officer observed traffic in the 1200 block of Howard Street, they saw a small child standing in the backseat of a white 2018 Toyota Camry, Evanston police Cmdr. Brian Henry said. The officer stopped the driver around 7:20 p.m. at Ridge Avenue and Brummel Street.
Henry said the 6-year-old child standing in the car was likely the driver’s grandchild. If the driver had been able to present a valid drivers’ license to the officer, he would have received a ticket for the violation instead of an arrest.
“We don’t see these kinds of arrests all that often,” Henry said. “But they do happen occasionally.”
The man is scheduled to appear in court on March 11.
Ohio resident arrested after speeding
An officer arrested a man in connection with failing to present a valid driver’s license after he was stopped for driving 44 mph in a 25 mph zone.
The driver, arrested on Tuesday around 1:20 p.m., is an Ohio resident who was driving a friend’s black 2019 Hyundai Elantra, Henry said. He was stopped at 1030 Ridge Avenue.
“Ridge is a place where we enforce traffic on a regular basis,” Henry said. “It’s two lanes each way, it’s narrow and it’s a high accident area.”
The man is scheduled to appear in court on March 20.
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