A woman's emotional plea for a trooper to let her rush to her father's deathbed was, in fact, a lie to avoid a ticket, police say.
Carley Williams, 28, was slapped with a speeding ticket and charged with driving with a suspended registration, WMUR reports. The Nashua woman told the New Hampshire state trooper who pulled her over around 9 p.m., Friday, that she was hurrying to be with her sick father, who actually died five years ago, authorities later learned.
Williams was traveling 82 mph in a 65-mph zone, but police initially bought the story.
"The trooper, using his best roadside discretion was looking to maintain public safety but at the same time appealing to the emotional needs of Miss Williams," Lt. Christopher Wagner told the station. "He took down the basic information, and he sent her on her way."
It was all down hill from there. The Newbury Port News explains:
Following the stop, Catholic Medical Center was contacted and Cummings learned the hospital had no patient there with the name Williams gave him for her fatally ill dad. Then, Williams’ situation got worse when Cummings researched the name on the Internet and found Williams’ father had died in 2008. To make matters worse, he found she was driving with suspended plates.
Officers arrived at Williams' home -- obituary in hand -- to tell her she was busted, according to Patch.