By Liam Ford
7:40 AM CDT, September 7, 2013
Chicago Bears quarterback Jay Cutler's wife was stopped for speeding as she drove into Evanston from Chicago on Friday and was required to drive to Evanston police headquarters to post bail because she has an out-of-state driver's license, police said.
Not long after she was ticketed for driving over the posted speed limit, Kristin Cavallari Tweeted that "Who knew having a California drivers license in Illinois was a CRIME to be escorted to the police station to post bail?!! What a morning."
Such a procedure is normal for someone with an out-of-state driver's license from certain states, police said.
Cavallari, 26, was stopped about 11:50 a.m. heading north on Sheridan Road near where it enters Evanston, said Evanston Police Department spokesman Cmdr. Jay Parrott. She was cited for speeding and was required to follow the motorcycle officer who stopped her to the police station to post $150 bond, Parrott said.
If Cavallari had a valid Illinois driver's license, the officer could have taken it, or she could have used what's known as a bond card to secure bond on the ticket, Parrott said. But because her license was from California, which does not participate in a cooperative agreement among states regarding licensing, she had to go to the police station, Parrott said.
The citation carries a $120 fine, which could be deducted from the bond she posted, or could increase due to court costs, Parrott said.
Cavallari, who married Cutler in June after having had a son with him in August 2012, said in a second Tweet that "I still have an apartment in LA so I'm a resident of California."
The Tribune in March reported that Cavallari and Cutler were renting a home in Winnetka.
Illinois law requires anyone who moves into the state to transfer their driver's license within 30 days of the move.
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