Driver Pulled Over Without License Tells Police ‘Been Smoking Crack All Day’

Crestview, Fla. (CBS TAMPA) – A driver pulled over without a license didn’t hide anything from police.

On Aug. 17, Okaloosa County lawmen arrested a man who apparently had never been issued a Florida driver’s license, yet was still driving a car. His erratic swerving was spotted by a local deputy who pulled his Toyota Tundra over for failure to remain in a single lane.

According to the NWF Daily News, the deputy noticed the driver climb from his seat to the back in order to swap the passenger into the driver’s position.

The deputy arrested the man, identified as 34-year-old James Jackson of Pensacola, after discovering he had an active warrant out. While searching him the deputy found rolling papers.

Then the man came clean about his less-than-clean situation.

“Post Miranda, the defendant stated he used rolling papers to smoke his crack cocaine,” the deputy wrote in the arrest report, “and he had been ‘smoking crack’ all day.”

The deputy noticed burn marks on Jackson’s hands, reported the NWF Daily News. Then, the deputy discovered that he had never been issued a Florida driver’s license and only presented an ID card. His record showed he had five prior convictions for driving while his license was suspended or revoked.

Jackson has multiple listed aliases: “Dog,” “Love,” “Stank” and “J-Dog” were among the names used.

Charged with driving with a suspended license, third or subsequent offense and drug equipment possession – his court date is set for Sept. 18.

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