(As originally published with several additional photos including one below, Tue, November 28th 2023, 7:19 PM EST)
FRUITLAND PARK, Fla. (TND) — Leave it to technology.
A police officer in Central Florida wrote about getting an alert from an automated license plate reader that a car with a certain license plate
“was traveling southbound within our city where the registered owner did not possess a valid license.”
That wasn’t the worst of it. Not even close.
A check on the computer “revealed that the registration for the vehicle expired on 12/16/2021, which is well over a year ago.”
The officer conducted a traffic stop and wrote in the arrest report that 61-year-old driver Lyn Ellen Kaminski
said “she was aware that the registration was not valid and belonged to her mother. The defendant also advised she did not have a license and that she was ‘going to jail.'”
Kaminski knew more than the officer.
It turned out, her driver’s license had been permanently revoked for having four or more DUIs, so Kaminski was detained.
As for the car, Kaminski had been driving an adult passenger and the officer thought perhaps she could “take possession of the vehicle.”
That didn’t work out well, either.
It turned out, 31-year-old Destinee Rose Keen was “on probation for possession of heroin” — yet that wasn’t a deal breaker.
According to Kaminski’s arrest report,
Keen “advised that the only thing she had on her was ‘roaches,’ or used marijuana cigarettes, and indicated she knew she was not supposed to have them in the vehicle. I located the marijuana cigarettes in the outer pocket of her purse.
“Based on the contraband located, I conducted a probable cause search of the vehicle. Inside of the defendant’s purse, located on the driver’s seat that I had previously seen within her possession, I located a clear plastic baggie with a small amount of white powdery substance. This later field tested presumptive positive for fentanyl utilizing a Nik II test kit.
“Additionally, I located a cut straw within the main pocket of the purse, also containing a white powdery substance. … I asked her what the substance was, to which she advised ‘heroin,’ explaining that it was old and she did not know it was in there.”
Kaminski was charged with driving with a revoked license for four or more DUIs, and with possession of drug paraphernalia.
Also, she got a civil citation for the registration violation, and a written warning for not having proof of insurance.
She was released in lieu of $11,000 bond, two-and-a-half hours after she was booked.
The passenger, Keen, who was “on probation for possession of heroin” was not arrested that Monday, Nov. 20, but she’d been booked nine times in four years in Lake County, Fla., alone.