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McDonald’s call brings OVI arrest

An officer responded at 9:22 p.m. April 25 and saw a vehicle in the parking lot with its headlights off. The car soon turned out north onto South Locust Street with no headlights or taillights operating, and with no visible license plate.

The officer followed and initiated a traffic stop. The driver turned into a parking lot.

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The driver, Nicole Marcum, 18, allegedly had marijuana inside the vehicle, according to police. She later allegedly admitted she smoked marijuana about five minutes before the traffic stop.

Marcum told the officer she did not have a license and purchased the vehicle earlier in the day. She was asked her name and misspelled her middle name twice in saying it out loud for the officer.

She said she had proof of purchase of the vehicle at home, but was unaware there was no license plate.

The officer confirmed Marcum had no driver’s license, just a permanent ID card.

She reportedly told the officer, “I’m really sorry. I told him I did smoke a little bit of weed before I left and I forgot to turn on my lights because it is my first time driving.”

She also said, “… that’s the only reason why I took the risk, because I’ll pay the fine and go to court and I’ll admit to my wrong.”

She produced a 0.019 after taking a Breathalyzer test, and taken to the hospital for a urine test. 

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She was cited for OVI, operating a vehicle without a license, and headlights and license plate violations. She was issued a summons to appear in court.

Additional charges are pending lab results, according to police, and later transported to her residence.

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