Woman charged for driving while barred


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An Iowa City woman has been arrested for allegedly possessing a controlled substance and for driving while her license was barred for being a habitual offender.

North Liberty police stopped a vehicle reportedly operated by Veronica Pettit, 28, 409 Dakota Trail, on Jan. 18 for an equipment violation.

Pettit consented to a vehicle search. Police found Diazepam pills, which require a prescription.

Pettit reportedly had no proof of prescription. Pettit also stated she did not have her ID with her and provided a name and date of birth to the officer. During the vehicle search, police located Pettit’s ID and identified her as someone other than whom she stated she was. Pettit’s licensed was barred for being a habitual offender.

Third or subsequent offense of possession of a controlled substance is a Class-D felony, unlawful possession of prescription drugs is a serious misdemeanor, and driving while barred as a habitual offender is an aggravated misdemeanor.

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