FREEPORT — A 23-year-old man was arrested after he used a marker to change his license plate registration sticker from the number 13 to the number 18.
A Walton County Sheriff’s Office deputy first tried to pull the man over after he ran his license plate through dispatch and it came back as expired. The man, however, did not stop when the deputy activated his lights, but instead sped up to 70 miles per hour and drove all the way to his home.
The deputy followed him and ordered him outside once the man got to his residence. The man exited his vehicle and held his hands up in the air, but walked inside instead of going to the deputy.
The man eventually came back out and spoke with the deputy, according to his arrest report. He said he didn’t stop for the deputy initially because he was scared.
After running more of the man’s information through dispatch, the deputy confirmed his driver’s license had been suspended since March 2017 and his license plate since December 2013. That’s when the deputy got a better look at the plate and realized the number 13, for the year 2013, had been changed with a black marker to read 18, for the year 2018.
The man was arrested and charged with fleeing and eluding, driving while license suspended and attaching registration license plate not assigned.