Police arrest occupants of car after driver, passenger switch places

News-DemocratMay 1, 2014 

A Granite City man was charged with felony possession of cocaine Thursday after a rock of crack cocaine was found during an eventful traffic stop.

Raymond C. Robinson, 34, of 2917 Palmer Ave., was pulled over at 1:55 a.m. when police said he failed to yield to an emergency vehicle on southbound Interstate 55 just north of Illinois 111.

A Madison County sheriff's deputy who pulled the suspect over discovered that Robinson was driving on a suspended license and arrested him. A search turned up a rock of crack cocaine stashed in the lining of the baseball cap the suspect was wearing.

During the investigation it was discovered that the occupants of the car switched places when it was pulled over, and that the passenger was actually the person who was originally driving.

The deputy then determined that Kevin R. Hayes, 42, of Collinsville, had a revoked driver's license. He was arrested for driving without a license and cited for having no valid registration and operating an uninsured vehicle.

Robinson, who was also cited with failure to yield to an emergency vehicle, having no valid registration, driving with a suspended license and operating an uninsured vehicle, was jailed on $15,000 bail.

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