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Presenting a Fake Insurance Card is a Class "A" Misdemeanor Trying to use it... Priceless It's a Class 4 Felony Chief Lynn Freer observed a white Cadillac traveling north at a high rate of speed on Rte 121 at Harry Street. Unable to capture the speed of the vehicle on radar, Chief Freer ran the registration through Secretary of State records showing the regis- tered owner had an out- standing Macon County warrant. The driver stated that he was in a hurry to get to a court date in Lincoln on the ticket he received for operating an uninsured motor vehicle. Chief Freer called the insurance agent's phone number listed on the insurance card the driver provided. Yes, Chief Freer calls the insurance agent on each insurance card he is provided. He likes to double check that the insurance card is valid. The insurance agent stated that the policy number given did not match their policy num- bers. While checking the validity of the insurance card, the Macon County was confirmed. During the check, a second war- rant was confirmed. Arrested on the two warrants, Chief Freer asked about the insurance card. The driver stated, "Well, I've got my name and my car on itand I ain't sayin' nothing else". Chief Freer booked the driver at the jail for operat- ing an uninsured vehicle and the two Macon County warrants. Further checking on the questionable insurance card, Chief Freer was told the insurance card was not valid. The insurance com- pany advised that the card was the wrong shape, and policy codes and numbers did not match The driver had a fake insurance card. Now, for that bit of important additional information for all those with fake insurance cards; presenting a false insur- POliceRep0rt By Mike Lakin ance card is a class "A" misdemeanor and that altering a card to make it appear valid or making the card was a class 4 felony. Surprised at the seri- ousness of what he now faced, the driver said he did not make the card. He had gotten it from a woman who claimed she could get him a card for his car for very cheap. Chief Freer charged the driver with using the illegal insurance card (a class 4 felony) and presenting it (a class "A" misdemeanor). Moral of the story, don't present Chief Freer with an invalid or fake insurance card. He'll "go to the ends of the earth" to find out if it's valid or fake. Don't Drive the Day After You're Suspended Especially if the Chief Knows You Mt. Pulaski resident passed Chief Freer and - as Chief Freer does- he ran the car registration. Secretary of State records showed the driver had a suspended drivers license. The routine traffic stop became something more when the driver accel- erated into town. The resident, known to Chief Freer, was headed to that place of sanction, home. Chief Freer arrived at the residence as the driver pulled into his driveway and tried to make it into the house. Knowing it was over, the driver said, "Look, I know I'm suspended but I got tired of waiting for my friend to come pick me up. I was just coming back home to wait". The driver added he couldn't afford any tickets and said he "wouldn't do it again". On checking, it was discovered the driver had been suspended just the day before for an alcohol related offense. There's no grace period on a suspen- sion. Informed he was being issued a citation for driv- ing while suspended; Chief Freer asked for consent to search his MPGS Opening for Assistant Cook Mt. Pulaski Grade School has opening for Assistant Cook. Send resume to: Gene Newton, Mt. Pulaski Grade School, 119 North Garden Street, Mt. Pulaski, IL 62548 or call 792-7220. New Items Dairy Bar's B.L.D. Burger Strawberry Shortcakes Fried Green Tomatoes Mount Rib Sandwich Brownie Sundae Crab Ragoons Fall Cobblers Fried Pickles Snow Cones River Chips Egg Rolls AND MORE! 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Call Kella at Nobbe Realty Group, Inc. 737-5661 or 735-5090. WANTED - Old or Oldish red sidewalk whole bricks, no-pieces, can be worn, 796-3507 Mt. Pulaski Times USPS No. 365-660 is published semi-monthly (twenty-four times-issues) per year by Michael Lakin, 311 S. Washington St., Mt. Pulaski, Illinois 62548. Business and Editorial Offices: Accounting and Circulation Offices: Michael Lakin, 311 S. Washington St., ML Pulaski. Illinois 62548. Call 217-792-5557 to subscribe. Periodical Postage is paid at Mt. Pulaski, IL 62548 POSTMASTER:. Send address changes to: Mt. Pulaski Times, C/O Michael Lakin, P O Box I 14 - 311 $. Washington Mt. Pulaski, Illinois 62548 Office: 217-792-5557 times @ frontiernet.net August 6, 2011