A New Jersey woman says she spent a night in a New York City jail after police discovered she had a decade-old traffic summons.
Krystle Garcia tells NBC New York that she was arrested Thursday at a Manhattan checkpoint.
Garcia was 17 when she received the forgotten summons. It was issued because she did not have an insurance card with her.
Garcia said she received, and paid, other tickets in New York after that. She was able to renew her New Jersey driver's license and registration without any issues.
Garcia, who works in New York City, agreed to a $155 fine. But she said her 14-hour ordeal in a holding cell was "horrifying."
She said she shared her story because she doesn't want it to happen to anyone else.