• Man pulled over on way to job interview gets ride, not ticket, from officer

    By: Jared Leone, Cox Media Group National Content Desk

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    CAHOKIA, Ill. -

    A driver was pulled over on the way to a job interview and, instead of getting a citation, he was given a ride by the officer.

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    Ka’Shawn Baldwin, 22, was pulled over for expired plates. He also had an expired driver’s license, according to a social media post by the mayor’s assistant

    Baldwin told Cahokia police Officer Roger Gemoules that he was on his way to a job interview and did not have another way to get there. 

    "I thought it was over," Baldwin told CNN. "The main thing that was running through my mind (was): I'm fixin' to miss the job interview and get the car towed that wasn't even mine."

    Rather than write a ticket, Gemoules, a high school resource officer, followed Baldwin as he parked the car at a safe location, and then gave him a ride to the interview, CNN reported

    "He was very respectful when I pulled him over and you could just tell. I could feel that he really was wanting to get to this job interview," Gemoules told CNN.

    Baldwin got the job as a package handler at FedEx. He also works at McDonald’s, KSDK reported

    Baldwin told KSDK he will be taking the bus to and from work until he gets his license back.

     


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