While I am grateful that I have never been arrested nor do I know anyone personally who has, it means I don't have accurate knowledge as to how this situation would arise, and I thought it best to seek out answers before I write the scene.

Here's what happens:

A character is picked up by the police for hitchhiking, and taken to the station. He calls his cousin, who comes to pick him up.

And these are the questions I have:

- Would he be under arrest for hitchhiking, since it's illegal, or just taken off the road?
- Would he or his cousin have to show ID in order for him to be released?
- Would either of them have to pay a fine, or could she just take him home?

Thanks for all your help, guys!