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    January 18, 2009

    PORT ST. LUCIE — A 35-year-old Texas man was arrested Friday after a traffic stop for failing to wear his contact lenses, an arrest affidavit from the Port St. Lucie Police Department said Sunday.

    According to the report, Marc Mambo, of the 18,600 block of Dallas Parkway, was driving on Southwest Becker Road in Port St. Lucie when a police officer spotted Mambo’s silver Mercedes with an “inoperable tag light.”

    The police officer made contact with Mambo and explained the reason of the traffic stop, the report said.

    The police officer checked to see if Mambo had a valid drivers license but noticed that Mambo has a “license restriction of corrective lenses,” the affidavit said.

    Police then asked if Mambo wore glasses and the report said Mambo said he did on occasion. The police officer then asked Mambo if he was wearing contact lenses, the report said. According to the affidavit, Mambo said no.

    Police reported that Mambo was in violation of his license restriction while operating a motor vehicle. The car was towed and Mambo was arrested and transported to the St. Lucie County Jail without incident, the report stated.

    ....................January 24, 2009

    Here’s a little more background on the case of the Texas driver who was jailed and his Mercedes towed for failing to wear contact lenses, courtesy of Capt. Don Kryak of the Port St. Lucie Police Department.

    Apparently, the driver had been “behaving suspiciously” (he may have been lost) in a known “hot -spot” crime area off Becker Road, Kryak said.

    Marc Mambo was also less than helpful to the officer who pulled him over, claiming he couldn’t speak English (not true).

    Yet his failure to wear prescription lenses was a criminal offense and the arrest was completely by the book, Kryak said. Since Mambo was not a resident in this judicial circuit, the officer had no choice but to take him to jail. And since he had no known local contacts, his car was towed.

    If Mambo had been a local, Kryak reasoned, the officer probably would have exercised some discretion and sent him home with a notice to appear in court.

    The moral here? Keep your cool and your mouth shut if you’re a stranger in these parts.
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