An Evans woman has been charged with forgery after allegedly giving a police officer a relative’s name during an arrest for driving under the influence.
Katlin Mae Hedrick, 25, 284 Club House Drive, Evans, was charged with a felony count of forgery. Jackson County Magistrate Jacqueline Casto set bond at $3,000.
Around 12:45 a.m. on Nov. 9, Sgt. R.D. Rhodes of the Jackson County Sheriff’s Department responded to a report of vehicle that had driven over an embankment and became stuck on Silverton Road near Ravenswood.
Rhodes spoke with the female driver, who stated she was turning around when she got stuck, according to a criminal complaint filed in magistrate court. Rhodes asked the driver if she had been drinking, and she said she had not.
However, Rhodes noticed she was unsteady on her feet and smelled of alcohol.
When Rhodes asked, the woman gave him her name and said her date of birth was Oct. 12, 1995.
Rhodes administered field sobriety tests and a preliminary breath test. The woman was placed under arrest around 1:29 a.m.
Rhodes took the woman to the sheriff’s department for processing. She signed her name on several documents, including a citation for driving under the influence. She was taken home and released.
The next day, a woman called the sheriff’s department and informed officers her cousin Katlin Mae Hedrick had used her name when she was pulled over.
When Rhodes had the 911 center pull Hedrick’s driver’s license photo, he confirmed she was the individual he pulled over and cited.