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HPD blotter
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July 5: Driving without a license, obstruction of officer — An officer on patrol around 10 p.m. noticed a familiar unlicensed driver was driving around Gen. Screven Way and Highway 84. The officer followed the vehicle to a gas station, where the driver and a passenger got out. The officer asked the driver if he had a license and the driver said he did but it was not on his person; during the conversation, the officer smelled marijuana. While the officer ran a check on the driver’s license status, it appeared the driver was attempting to conceal something. The officer found an empty bag in the driver’s pocket and traces of what appeared to be marijuana in his mouth. The driver was arrested for possession of marijuana with intent, obstruction and driving without a license (second offense).

Driving on suspended license and tint violation — A patrol officer stopped a sedan near Pineland Avenue and E.G. Miles Parkway for window tints that appeared to be darker than the legal limit. During the stop, the officer determined that the tints were below the legal limit and that the driver’s license had been suspended in April for DUI. The driver was arrested, transported and processed for the violations. He paid cash on an undisclosed bond amount and was released. The vehicle was released to a passenger in the car.

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