My question involves a driver's license issued by the State of: California
Fortunately this is a pre-emptive question. I'm absent-minded, and when I walk in the door my wallet with license often ends up somewhere. If I have to run a quick errand close-by, I'm often frustrated by having to spend a lot of time finding the wallet before I can leave. Other than driving, my license is usually only necessary for credit card purchases.
Now, I also have a valid CA ID, with the same number/info as the DL. The obvious option is to leave the DL permanently in the one car I drive 90%+ of the time, and carry the ID in my wallet. I'm wondering if I can do the reverse: keep the ID in the car, and DL in my wallet.
If I'm stopped and don't have my wallet/DL, will the ID be sufficient for the officer to verify identity? I'm assuming I will get cited for VC 12951...(a) or (b)? Would pulling the ID out of the glove box or other location be considered "persistent neglect" according to VC 40610(b) and therefore make the citation non-correctable? I know it's theoretically possible, but in practice, given a valid CA ID, would a cop choose to impound the car?
Finally, let's also assume that the reason for the stop is a one-point moving violation (speeding, red-light, etc.) which I'm also cited for. Can the fix-it part (VC 12951) be taken care of separately from the mover? By that, I mean take care of the fix-it while the mover may go through extension/TBD/TDN.