FELLSMERE – Earlier this morning, an officer with the Fellsmere Police Department observed a gray 2015 Kia Soul traveling on County Road 512 with a speed of 70 mph in a posted 45 mph zone.
“I activated my Stalker Dual Radar unit and received a speed of 71 mph,” the officer said.
A traffic stop was made and the driver was identified as 48-year-old John Wesley Howard of Sebastian.
“I asked John if he knows why I stopped him, he advised for his speed,” the officer said. “I informed John that I had him locked in at 71 mph in a posted 45 mph zone.
The Fellsmere officer then requested Howard to provide him with a driver’s license, registration, and proof of insurance.
“John stated, ‘Well sir that’s the problem, I don’t have a license, I haven’t for 20 years,” according to the report.
The officer conducted a license check and learned that Howard’s license was revoked on 12/20/1990 with countless additional suspensions.
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“John stated that his most recent suspension is because he was arrested for driving on a suspended license,” the officer said.
Howard was arrested and transported to the Indian River County Jail where he was charged with Driving While License Suspended.
Also, Howard was issued a citation for speeding in a 45 mph zone.
According to jail records, Howard was arrested by the Sebastian Police Department for driving on a suspended driver’s license in 2012.
Howard was again arrested while driving on a revoked driver’s license in February 2013.
A few days later, he was arrested again on 2 counts of driving on a suspended driver’s license, which was a felony.