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Tuesday, November 22, 2022

Window tint violation leads to driver’s arrest after traffic stop on U.S. 301

George Clayton Pinkerton
George Clayton Pinkerton

A window tint violation led to a driver’s arrest after a traffic stop on U.S. 301 in Marion County.

George Clayton Pinkerton, 58, of Ocklawaha, was driving a Kia Forte on Thursday on U.S. 301 when he was pulled over for a suspected window tint violation, according to an arrest report from the Marion County Sheriff’s Office. A window tint meter confirmed the violation.

A check with dispatch showed that Pinkerton has a suspended driver’s license.

An inventory of his vehicle prior to towing turned up a clear plastic bag which contained marijuana and a pipe that tested positive for the presence of methamphetamine.

He was arrested on charges of driving while license suspended, possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia. He was booked on $2,500 bond at the Marion County Jail.

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