Evanston’s city clerk was arrested overnight Monday for driving on a suspended license after police officers stopped him for failing to signal as required before turning, Evanston police said Tuesday.
Devon Reid, 25, of the 1400 block of Emerson Street in Evanston, was stopped in the 9400 block of McCormick Boulevard at around 1 a.m. Tuesday after officers saw him fail to properly signal while turning onto the 2400 block of Emerson Street, said Evanston police Commander Ryan Glew.
After officers stopped him, they discovered that Reid was driving a car that was not registered to him and he was not carrying a driver’s license or state identification card, Glew said.
Officers also found less than 10 grams of marijuana in the car, according to the commander.
Reid was arrested for misdemeanor driving on a suspended license, Glew said. He was issued citations for failing to signal when required and for violating a city ordinance for possession of less than 10 grams of cannabis.
“He was placed in cuffs in the back of the cop car and taken to the [police] station,” Glew said.
Glew said Reid provided his name to arresting officers but did not tell them he was the city clerk. Reid told officers he was on his way to a nearby gas station when he was stopped, the commander said.
Reid was released from custody on a recognizance bond, Glew said, which did not require an immediate cash payment.
“It was pretty much routine for a suspended license arrest,” Glew said. “The only thing of note was who was arrested.”
When reached by phone Tuesday afternoon, Reid said he had missed the City Council meeting Monday night evening because he was sick, and his neighbors were sick too. He said he was driving his roommate’s car