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The Talker: Woman arrested after allegedly lying to cop to get out of ticket

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CHICAGO (FOX 32 News) -

Have you ever tried to talk your way out of a speeding ticket? Have you ever lied to try and get out of a speeding ticket?

State police in New Hampshire say 28-year-old Carley Williams did. She was pulled over for going 82 miles an hour in a 65 mile per hour zone. A state trooper says in dramatic and distraught fashion, Williams told him her father was in the hospital with stage-four cancer, was taking only six breaths per minute, and she was rushing to the hospital to see him one last time before he passed.

The trooper let Williams go without a ticket. But first, he asked one last question: "what's your dad's name?" He might have suspected something because later, he called the hospital and asked about the man. The hospital said it didn't have a patient with that name. So the trooper did some more research, and found an obituary for the woman's father who had died five years earlier.

The trooper went to Carley Williams' house with the obituary. He says she started telling more lies, claiming that the man in the obituary was her uncle, not her dad.

The trooper still arrested her. He had also discovered Williams was driving with a suspended registration. At that point, he says, she confessed to everything. Now Williams is charged with speeding as well.

We asked Chicago police if someone who lies to an officer like that can be charged with a crime for it.

They told us, technically, it is illegal, but they likely would not pursue a criminal charge unless the lie impeded a larger criminal investigation. If it did, they would look to charge you with obstruction of justice.

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