Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning police still have the North Carolina driver’s license belonging to Paula Broadwell, the woman accused of having an affair with former CIA Director David Petraeus.
“We still have it and she has been contacted,” Park Police Interim Chief Antonio DeVaul told The Gazette Wednesday.
A female jogger found the license on the D.C. side of the Rock Creek Park trail Nov. 11 and flagged down a park police officer who was working on the Montgomery County side of the trail about 9:45 a.m., DeVaul said.
The officer turned the license in to the department’s found property and made a report of the find, DeVaul said.
It was not until news broke of the FBI probe into the affair and Petraeus’ resignation that park police officers realized whose license had been turned in.
“When you look at the picture and the name, unless you are living in a cave you would know who this is,” DeVaul said. “The officer put two and two together and realized what he had.”
DeVaul said he is surprised by the amount of press the recovery of the driver’s license has received.
“It is a found driver’s license simply. It has no connection to any other alleged activity,” he said.