VALPARAISO, Ind. (CBS) — A Hobart, Ind., woman has now found herself in police custody 14 different times for driving without ever getting a license.
As WBBM Newsradio’s Mike Krauser reports, Monique Mills, 31, was arrested for the 14th time this week.
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Around 11:45 a.m. police caught her going 87 miles per hour in a 55 mph zone on Indiana 49 in a friend’s vehicle, with two infants in the back not safely secured.
Police said Mills has only an expired learner’s permit and has never held a valid driver’s license.
When she was pulled over near the Indiana Toll Road interchange, Mills reportedly told the police officer he did not know the speed limit or how fast she was going. She also was not able to show the gold 2001 Pontiac Bonneville’s registration or proof of insurance even though the vehicle’s owner, a 36-year-old Wheatfield, Ind., woman, was in the passenger seat.
The owner was not driving, she said, because she felt like she “might pass out,” but she declined an offer for an ambulance.
Each woman had a baby in the back seat. One was in a car seat that was not fastened to the vehicle in any way, and the other’s harness had approximately eight inches of slack and so was not effectively restraining her.
Mills was taken to the Porter County, Ind., Jail on charges of driving with a suspended license and reckless driving. The vehicle was impounded.
The Northwest Indiana Post-Tribune contributed to this report, via the Sun-Times Media Wire.