facebook
twitter
rss
account
search
search
 

N.H. woman arrested after allegedly lying to trooper about dying dad

Aug. 7, 2013 at 4:55 PM   |   Comments

NASHUA, N.H., Aug. 7 (UPI) -- A New Hampshire state trooper said he went to a woman's house to arrest her when he discovered she lied about a dying father to get out of a ticket.

Trooper Christopher Cummings said he pulled over Carley Williams, 28, of Nashua, for driving 82 mph in a 65 mph zone Friday night and the woman gave him a tearful excuse, ABC News reported Wednesday.

"She told me her father had stage four cancer, that he was breathing only six breaths a minute, and that she was trying to make it to the hospital before he passed," Cummings said.

"She seemed pretty emotional. It made me believe that this person was legitimately telling me the truth," Cummings said.

Cummings said he allowed the woman to go on her way after giving him the name of her father and the hospital where he was being treated.

"I called the hospital where Williams told me her father was a patient and asked if he was there. They told me he wasn't," Cummings said.

Cummings said he did some research online and discovered Williams' father had died in 2008.

"I'm pretty used to people trying to bend the truth to get out of speeding citations, but this woman preyed on my emotions as a human being," Cummings said.

The trooper said he discovered Williams' car registration was suspended, a misdemeanor offense in New Hampshire. He said he brought a copy of the father's obituary with him when he went to Williams' house to arrest her Sunday.

"This wasn't personal, it was a matter of law. The violation happened in my presence, so I made the arrest," he said.

© 2013 United Press International, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Any reproduction, republication, redistribution and/or modification of any UPI content is expressly prohibited without UPI's prior written consent.
Recommended UPI Stories
Featured UPI Collection
trending
2014: The Year in Music [PHOTOS]

2014: The Year in Music [PHOTOS]

Most Popular
1
Viral video shows grouper swallow shark off fisherman's reel in one terrifying gulp
2
Tennessee student kicked out of class for saying 'bless you'
3
Indian boy with hands larger than his head can't even tie shoes
4
Watch as driver leaps from motorcycle mid-crash and lands safely on moving car
5
Wanted Washington man crashes car into police hunting for him
Trending News
Video
x
Feedback