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Canadian woman impersonates elderly mother to take driving test

By Daniel Uria
Canadian woman impersonates elderly mother to take driving test
A 39-year-old Canadian woman was charged with one count of impersonating an adult after dressing up in a wig and glasses to take a driving test for her 73-year-old mother. Police said the woman was taking the test because her mother was nervous. Photo by michaeljung/Shutterstock

OTTAWA, June 14 (UPI) -- A Canadian woman is facing criminal charges after police say she impersonated her elderly mother in an attempt to take her driving test for her.

According to Global News, the instructor became suspicious after the 73-year-old woman who was scheduled to take her driving test appeared to be a much younger woman wearing a wig, glasses and clothes more suited to an older person.

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A supervisor at the DriveTest center about an hour outside of Ottawa called police while the instructor took the woman out for her test.

When they returned, police interviewed the woman, whom Smiths Falls Police Chief Rick Labelle told the CBC was the elderly woman's 39-year-old daughter.

"It turned out she was taking the driver's test on behalf of her mother, and had told the officers she did that because her mother was nervous about taking her test," Labelle said.

The woman was arrested and charged with one count of impersonating an adult.

Labelle mentioned that the woman's attempt to take the test for her mother "presents a danger to the public at large" but said the mother would likely be allowed to try to take the test herself.

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"I don't see why she wouldn't be able to," he said. "I'm certain they'll probably make sure that she's the one taking the test."

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