Marlen Puebla

Puebla, Marlen Guadalupe

Date of Booking:

Reason(s) For Booking:
Stop signs and yield signs

License required

Officer’s Narrative:
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On Sunday, November 7, 2021 at approximately 17:19 hours I was on duty with the Houston County Sheriff’s Office Patrol Division, in uniform, with my badge displayed, and I was in a marked patrol vehicle 825.

I was observing traffic at the intersection of Nelson Drive and Wellston Drive in Warner Robins, GA. I observed a white Dodge Durango, GA Display [REDACTED], traveling South on Nelson Drive. The vehicle continued traveling South on Nelson Drive, failing to stop at the posted stop sign at the intersection of Nelson Drive and Wellston Drive.

A traffic stop was conducted on the Dodge Durango, white in color, GA Display [REDACTED], by initiating my emergency blue lights. The final stop location of the vehicle was Nelson Drive and Lake Drive, Warner Robins, GA. Contact with the driver was made from the passenger side of the vehicle. I advised the driver the reason for the stop was for failing to stop at a stop sign and asked for her license. She advised she did not have a license and provided a Georgia Identification Card. The driver was identified as Marlen Puebla DOB [REDACTED]. Ms. Puebla advised she had not obtained a drivers license or learners permit but was trying to practice driving with her mother, [WITNESS #1] DOB [REDACTED].

Dispatch advised Marlen Puebla was unlicensed and the Dodge Durango, white in color, GA Display [REDACTED], had valid registration and valid insurance. Dispatch also advised [WITNESS #1] was unlicensed.

Contact with Marlen Puebla was made on the drivers side of the vehicle. I advised Ms. Puebla to step out of the vehicle and place her hands on top of her head, interlocking her fingers. I advised Ms. Puebla she was under arrest for driving while unlicensed. Ms. Puebla was placed in handcuffs behind her back. The handcuffs were checked for fit and double locked. A search of Ms. Puebla’s person was conducted for weapons and contraband, none were found. Ms. Puebla was placed in the drivers side back seat of patrol unit 825.

I advised Ms. Puebla the vehicle could not be released to her mother due to being unlicensed and asked if she could give the contact information for a licensed driver to come get the vehicle. She advised her mother, Ms. [WITNESS #1], could call someone to get the vehicle.

Contact with Ms. [WITNESS #1] was made on the passenger side of the vehicle. Ms. [WITNESS #1] advised [REDACTED] DOB [REDACTED] would be enroute to pick up the vehicle. The vehicle was released to [REDACTED]. [WITNESS #1] was released from the scene.

Marlen Puebla was transported to Houston County Detention Center in patrol unit 825. Upon arrival to Houston County Detention Center, Ms. Puebla was escorted inside the booking area. I advised Ms. Puebla two citations were being issued to her, UTC A-246560 (OCGA 40-6-72(b) Failure to stop at a stop sign) and UTC A-246561 (OCGA 40-5-20 Driving while unlicensed). Marlen Puebla was released to Houston County Detention Center for booking. Unit 825 recorded the scene. Nothing follows.