A 28-year-old New Hampshire woman told a trooper who pulled her over last week that she was speeding to her dying father's bedside. She was let off without a ticket, but as it turns out, she was not off the hook.
Carley Williams, who was going 82 miles per hour in a 65-mile-per-hour zone last Friday, lied to Trooper C. Cummings, telling him she was on her way to Catholic Medical Center in Manchester, according to The Nashua Telegraph. The trooper was sympathetic to her story and “the emotions she had displayed,” police said.
Williams was driving on the Everett Turnpike when she was pulled over Friday. (Image source: WMUR-TV)
But this didn't stop police from checking up on the situation. The Telegraph reported that authorities called the hospital, which stated that it didn't have a patient with the last name Williams. Further investigation led them to a 2008 obituary that showed her father had actually died five years prior.
It's that obituary Cummings presented to Williams at her home Sunday afternoon. At first, Williams "continued to be deceptive," according to the police, but she later 'fessed up.
The home of Carley Williams where New Hampshire state police found her Sunday and confronted her about the lie about her dying father. (Image source: WMUR-TV)
Williams was arrested for speeding and driving with suspended registration at the time. After being taken into the police department she was released on her own recognizance and will appear in court next month.
WMUR-TV reported that a speeding ticket might have cost a couple hundred dollars but fees could now reach up into the thousands.
“While the N.H. State Police is sympathetic to personal emergencies,our primary objective is to protect life and property through the traditions of fairness, professionalism and integrity,” the police said a statement. “Within reason, individuals will be allowed to continue during emergency situations when we can ensure the safety of the individuals involved and the general public. Circumstances such as this one, however, will result in the appropriate action taking place.”
"Honesty up front is your best policy and for people to drive safe and be careful out there," Lt. Christopher Wagner told WMUR.
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(H/T: Daily Mail)