Caitlin Dewberry

Name:
DEWBERRY, CAITLIN RENEE MAE

Date of Booking:
10/8/2021

Reason(s) For Booking:
SUSPENDED / REVOKED LICENSE

Officer’s Narrative:
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On 10/08/2021 at 0123 hours I was on patrol on 1-85 South when I came in contact with a Black in color Ford Fusion (FL tag: [REDACTED]). I observed the suspect vehicle driving southbound near mile marker 41 and getting off the exit. I recognized the vehicle to be a rental car that was in the possession of Caitlin Dewberry.

I had prior knowledge that Dewberry had a suspended license for Failure to Appear with suspension date of 08/31/2021 and no serve date. As the pellicle exited from the interstate onto S Highway 29, I observed that the vehicle made a left turn onto S Highway and went directly into the right-hand lane while navigating the intersection, making an improper left turn.

I conducted a traffic stop on the suspect vehicle. I made contact with the driver, who I identified as Dewberry, as well as the passenger. [REDACTED]. Dewberry immediately advised she knew her license was suspended. She advised he had been stopped a few days prior by “task force” and released with a warning. She advised she had paid a fee for her license. She advised she had a screenshot of the license payment on her phone as proof but was unable to find it.

We were finally able to determine she paid a fee for her court issue that she had the failure to appear for. She advised she had not paid the license reinstatement to the DDS because she did not know she had to. Due to her prior knowledge of the suspended license and the fact the license was still suspended, Dewberry was placed under arrest. She was given a verbal warning for the improper left turn. The vehicle was turned over to [REDACTED], who had a valid license.

I transported Dewberry to the CCSO jail where she was turned over to intake staff without issue. I completed a citation for driving while license suspended for Dewberry. BWC footage available.