Cop tries to be nice to motorist, gets burned, gets arrest

 

A New Hampshire cop was so miffed when he discovered an "emotional" woman had lied to him about speeding in her car to get to her dying father that he later went to the woman's house and arrested her for driving with a suspended registration.

"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," Christopher J. Cummings, the state trooper who made the arrest, told ABC News today. "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 pulled over Carley Williams, 28, of Nashua, N.H., on Friday night for speeding.

"I was parked along the turnpike with my radar unit when I saw the vehicle travelling 82 mph in a 65 mph zone," Cummings said. "I took her driver's license and asked a question that I ask everyone I pull over. I asked if there was an emergency."

That is when Williams told her elaborate lie, the trooper said.

"There was a good act that went along with it," Cummings said. "She seemed pretty emotional. It made me believe that this person was legitimately telling me the truth." After taking down Williams' information, Cummings returned her license and allowed her to go on, but not before he asked for the name of her father and the hospital. "She was cooperative. I told her to please slow down and allowed her to continue," Cummings said.

Still, Cummings felt the need to verify Williams' story.

"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." Surprised, Cummings decided to conduct an online search of Williams' name along with her father's name.

"That is when I found her father's obituary on a funeral home website. He died in 2008," he said. "I was upset," Cummings said. "For someone to lie about their deceased father just to get out of a speeding ticket was pretty upsetting to me as a person."

After further investigation, Cummings discovered that Williams had allegedly been driving with a suspended car registration. "Driving with a suspended registration is a misdemeanor in New Hampshire," Cummings said. "For that reason she had to be arrested. This wasn't personal, it was a matter of law. The violation happened in my presence, so I made the arrest."

On Sunday, Cummings went to Williams' home in Nashua and he brought a copy of her father's obituary.

"She came out of her house, looking bewildered, and I told her I wanted her to explain something," Cummings said. "She looked at the obituary I had and immediately said it wasn't for her father but that it was for her uncle."

Cummings arrested Williams for driving with a suspended registration and brought her into the Nashua police department.

"That's where she ultimately confessed," he said.

Williams, who was released from jail Sunday, did not respond to repeated requests for comment. It is unclear if she has an attorney.

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Fake Pie site profile image  

8/16/13 11:47 AM by Fake Pie

And he's saying that made it personal you idiot.

sawdusk site profile image  

8/16/13 11:39 AM by sawdusk

the ability to cry on cue has manipulated many a more man throughout history than the vagina ever has...

Road Warrior Fin site profile image  

8/16/13 11:34 AM by Road Warrior Fin

Hahahahahaha   She deserved it.

disbeliever site profile image  

8/16/13 10:35 AM by disbeliever

Obviously personal, a summons could have been issues instead. But fuck that woman for using her dead father as an excuse to get out of a little speeding ticket.

LakerUp site profile image  

8/16/13 10:31 AM by LakerUp

I agree with this. People lie, especially when stopped for speeding. A summons is far more appropriate. This would not fly on most departments or with any District Attorney I know.

angryinch site profile image  

8/16/13 10:30 AM by angryinch

This.  How ironic.  It's actually against the law for someone to lie to a cop, yet for some reason it's perfectly legal for cops to lie to people.  I don't get it.  

PUBLIC's_bsc_in_my_bloodyfluid site profile image  

8/16/13 10:28 AM by PUBLIC's_bsc_in_my_bloodyfluid

Cops lie to people almost non stop with no consequences. One women gets caught lying to some fucking pig and everyone goes ballistic.

Fake Pie site profile image  

8/16/13 10:21 AM by Fake Pie

I didn't say he did anything wrong. I'm criticizing where he implied that he had no choice that the law required he arrest her. I am also criticizing his reaction as disproportionate. At no point did I say he did anything legally wrong though.Not that hard to understand.

Samoa site profile image  

8/16/13 9:04 AM by Samoa

It was personal when he gave her a pass and it was personal when he reversed 180. IMO.

Aaron Becker site profile image  

8/16/13 8:34 AM by Aaron Becker

he let her go cause she said her dad was dying you idiot



 

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