Gabrielle Shaink Trudeau, a 78-year-old grandmother, spent two weeks behind bars over Thanksgiving due to a ticket for driving with a suspended license. The Hallandale Beach woman was held in the Broward County Jail on a $2000 bond following the traffic citation. The elderly woman was recently convicted of a traffic ticket in Miami for improper backing following an accident there.
The case made the news because many in the judicial system feel the woman fell through the cracks. She was an ideal candidate to be released on her own recognizance but nobody from the public defender