Kristin Cavallari Fined For Driving Without Illinois LicenseBy: Courtney Wills - September 7, 2013
Kristin Cavallari, former “The Hills” and “Laguna Beach” starlet and new wife to Chicago Bears QB Jay Cutler, was “escorted” to a Chicago police station for driving without an Illinois license on Friday. Cavallari was required to post $150 bail and given a $120 ticket.
Cavallari, 26, was driving in the Chicago suburb of Evanston around 11:50 a.m. when she was pulled over. She says she didn’t break any laws because she is a legal resident of California, as she still owns an apartment in Los Angeles.
According to Illinois law, anyone residing in the state for more than 90 days is required to have a valid Illinois driver’s license in order to be on the road; Cavallari possesses a California driver’s license, but not one in Illinois. Further, California does not participate in an interstate cooperative agreement that allows for their driver’s licenses to be valid in other states.
Cavallari tweeted about her run-in with the law yesterday afternoon.
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
— Kristin Cavallari (@KristinCav) September 6, 2013
Cavallari and Cutler married in June and are parents to a son, Camden, who recently celebrated his first birthday. The couple rent a home in Winnetka, Illinois during the football season. The young mom also designs jewelry and shoes for fashion house Chinese Laundry.
Any possible court dates stemming from the matter have not been released.
Image courtesy watchwithkristin via Wikimedia Commons.