Vero Beach Woman Stopped in Sebastian for Texting and Driving

Michelle Shreves of Vero Beach was stopped in Sebastian, Florida for texting and driving.
Vero Beach woman stopped in Sebastian for texting and driving. (Photo: Indian River County Sheriff's Office)

SEBASTIAN, Florida – A Vero Beach woman was stopped by an Indian River County Sheriff’s deputy after she was texting and driving with her head down for an extended period.

Michelle Shreves, 37, had been driving southbound on U.S. Highway 1 approaching Indian River Drive when she was seen serving in her lane, “texting and driving with her head down for an extended period of time not watching the road,” according to the report.

The deputy warned Shreves by speaking to her from his outside radio to stop texting or she would be cited. She ignored the warning and continued to text and drive.

Shreves was stopped by the deputy and he found out the vehicle had a stolen license plate from St. Lucie County, Florida. She also had no Florida driver’s license. The deputy also found out the vehicle was not registered.

Shreves told the deputy that she was enroute to a job interview in Sebastian. She said she recently bought the vehicle, with the tag, on Craig’s List.

Michelle Shreves was arrested and charged with Felony Poss Stolen Property, No Florida Drivers License, Misdemeanor Fail to Register Motor Vehicle.

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About Andy Hodges
Andy Hodges grew up in Jupiter, Florida where he began his career in radio and TV broadcasting for over 12 years. He would make a career change to computer programming. Andy spent seven years working for tech companies in Atlanta before moving to Indian River County in 2002. He returned to the news sector in 2005 as a writer. Andy joined Sebastian Daily in 2016 as our editor in chief.