Jacquelyn Boggs-Carter, a resident of Coatesville for 52 years who now lives in Virginia, will pitch an invention endorsed by the Coatesville Police Department on ABC’s Shark Tank, writes Fran Maye for the Daily Local News.
The product – called “No Reaching” – is a vehicle identification pouch that holds the driver’s license and other documents on a vehicle’s air vent. According to Boggs-Carter, this will help make police stops safer for both officers and motorists.
Boggs-Carter will offer the Sharks a 15 percent stake in her company for $300,000 and plans to sell her invention for $9.99. She created the product two years ago after seeing the danger both motorists and police face during traffic stops.
“I had to create a solution,” she said.
After she completed her product, Boggs-Carter started a nonprofit. Since then, some police departments have begun handing them out to motorists during traffic stops.
Coatesville Sgt. Roger Ollis helped with the concept and is on the board of directors of Boggs-Carter’s nonprofit.
“We felt it would be a good idea to make our community members aware that we have this product available free of charge,” said Ollis.
Read more about the pitch in the Daily Local News here.