Florida woman is arrested for ‘giving permission to a 14-year-old to drive, who was then pulled over for speeding with two YOUNGER passengers in the car’
- Araceli Martinez Zamora, 31, charged with permitting an unlicensed minor to drive and three felony counts of child neglect
- Zamora’s arrest came after deputy pulled over 14-year-old girl driving her car in Fort Walton, Florida
- Teen was doing 40mph in 20mph speed zone and had 8-year-old and 10-year-ol riding as passengers
Araceli Martinez Zamora, 31, has been charged with permitting an unlicensed minor to drive and three felony counts of child neglect
A Florida woman has been arrested after a 14-year-old girl was caught speeding in her car with two younger children riding as passengers.
Araceli Martinez Zamora, 31, has been charged with permitting an unlicensed minor to drive and three felony counts of child neglect.
According to a statement from the Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office, at around 2.10pm on Saturday, a deputy spotted a teenage girl driving a car at 40mph, which is nearly twice the legal speed limit, in the area of Green Street and Clifford Street in Fort Walton.
As soon as the deputy pulled the car over, the driver ‘promptly told him she is 14 years old and has no driver’s license,’ according to the press release from the sheriff’s office.
The teen went on to tell the deputy that she had received permission from Zamora to drive her car to a local laundromat.
The girl also then drove to a restaurant on Beal Parkway to get food with two children, ages eight and 10, in the vehicle.
Deputies did not specify her relationship with the children.
Court records indicate that Zamora scheduled to appear before a judge on November 5.
Her jury trial is set to get under way in January 2020.
Past filings indicate that in December 2018, Zamora pleaded no contest to a charge of operating a vehicle without a valid license.