A Broome County woman was given eight tickets on Friday (May 24), after State Police say she drove without a license with 12 people in a vehicle that safely seats only seven. Among her passengers were seven children, ages 3 to 11, that were not in child seats, booster seats or even belted in the vehicle.
Troopers stopped 26-year-old Haylery L. Rodriguez, of Johnson City, after a caller reported the vehicle leaving from the Tioga Downs parking lot in Owego.
Rodriguez only had a learner’s permit and there were no other licensed drivers in the vehicle.
The trooper stayed with the vehicle for over two and a half hours to ensure everyone in the vehicle was picked up by a licensed driver with the proper safety equipment.