A Statham woman was arrested on numerous charges after being stopped for driving a vehicle with an altered drive out tag.
When the officer approached the vehicle, he noticed that the female driver, later identified as Felecia Rodgers, 39, of 1646 Amalie Drive in Statham, had red and glassy eyes.
When asked why her vehicle was unregistered, Rodgers explained that she had purchased the vehicle from a salvage operation and had to have some work done before she could get a title and tag. Rodgers admitted owning the vehicle since September.
Rodgers did not have her license or a bill of sale in her possession. The officer asked for her name and date of birth in order to conduct a license status check. Rodgers said her name was Lawanda Demeritte with a date of birth of Nov. 2, 1972. The officer then asked Rodgers how old she was. She replied that she was 32.
When the officer explained to Rodgers that she could not be 32 years old if she was born in 1972, Rodgers changed her answer and said she was 36. The officer again advised that the age provided did not match the given date of birth. Rodgers insisted that the date of birth was correct.
When the officer ran the license status check using the provided information, he did not get a match.
The officer returned to Rodgers’ vehicle and asked again for her name and date of birth. The woman insisted she had provided the correct information.
Upon further questioning, the Rodgers changed her date of birth to Nov. 2, 1974. When the officer explained that Rodgers was only getting herself into more trouble by lying, the woman finally admitted her real name and date of birth. She also admitted having “one or two” beers earlier in the evening.
Rodgers was subsequently arrested for DUI, driving while license suspended or revoked, failure to register a vehicle within 30 days and giving false name and date of birth to a law enforcement officer.
Other arrests made by Winder Police this past week include: