When police arrest people for driving without insurance, the rest of us are left wondering what happens next
When a police officer arrested a driver for not having his or her insurance on, the other driver was arrested for not being in a medical office.
The incident happened last week in Los Angeles.
According to the Los Angeles Times, the driver who was stopped in a parking lot on March 18 was a doctor who was a resident at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center.
The officer who pulled over the car then proceeded to ask him to step out of the car, according to the Times.
That’s when the driver complied and was arrested.
In response, the officer wrote that he had to check the driver’s license because it didn’t have his license on it, the Times reported.
But it didn’ t appear that the officer had actually checked the license.
The car was then searched and it was found that the driver was registered to a medical company, the Los Angelenos Times reported .
That company had also been cited by police for having expired insurance.
A spokesperson for the hospital told the Times that the person had been licensed as a resident but had not yet been licensed to work in the medical field.
In a statement, Cedars Sinai said it was “deeply troubled” by the officer’s actions and that it was reviewing the officer and the incident.
“We are fully cooperating with the Los Angles Police Department in their investigation and are committed to conducting a thorough investigation to understand the facts,” Cedars spokesman John Darnell told the Associated Press.
“The patient and driver were cooperative and have no criminal history or criminal history of any kind,” he said.
“They were fully cooperative in this incident.
They were not acting suspiciously or acting belligerently.”
The Department of Justice is investigating the incident, and Cedars told the AP it had requested a copy of the arrest report from the LAPD.