Police Files: 2/3/2021

Unreadable Plates

An Oakland University Police Officer was on patrol in a marked police car near Meadow Brook Rd. at 1:00 a.m. on May 20, 2019, when they spotted a grey Dodge without a license plate enter parking lot P5. The officer followed the car in an attempt to read the temporary plate in the rear window. When the vehicle stopped at the traffic light at Squirrel Rd., the officer did not observe any writing on the temporary plate. The officer then conducted a traffic stop just West of the intersection and made contact with the driver, who was driving with another adult in the front seat and a 3 to 4 year old in the back seat. Two additional officers arrived on the scene to assist with the investigation.

The driver said she lost her wallet and did not have any form of identification on her. She handed the officer an expired vehicle registration and said she was the owner of the vehicle. She also said her license was suspended, and showed the officer a picture of the license on her phone. The officer was able to confirm the identity of the driver and issued a misdemeanor arrest citation for driving with a suspended license and no proof of insurance. She was granted permission to drive her vehicle and was released without incident.