New Hampshire woman who lies about dying father to get out of ticket arrested

Carley Williams, 28, of Nashua, spun a tale so elaborate about rushing to the
hospital to see her father with stage four cancer that State Trooper
Christopher J. Cummings let her go — that is, until finding his obituary
online dated five years ago.

A New Hampshire woman who sobbed her way out of a speeding ticket by
claiming she was rushing to her father's deathbed was arrested two days
later when confronted with his obituary — dated five years ago.

Carley Williams, 28, was arrested at her doorstep in Nashua Sunday by
the same state trooper who was originally bamboozled by her emotional
story Friday but now describes her as a callous actress.

"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," State Trooper Christopher J. Cummings told
Trooper Christopher J. Cummings says the young woman preyed on his
emotions as a human being — but that he arrested her because she had
committed a violation.

"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," he said. "There was a good act that went
along with it."

So incensed over her misleading tale, he promptly confronted her after
finding her father's obituary online and charged her with speeding - 82
in a 65 mph zone - as well as driving with a suspended registration — a
misdemeanor offense.
The trooper confronted the speeding driver at her home after confirming her
father wasn’t a patient at the hospital as the woman claimed.

"I was upset," he later admitted. "For someone to lie about their
deceased father just to get out of a speeding ticket was pretty
upsetting to me as a person."

Cummings said after taking down her information during his traffic stop
Friday, including her father's name and the hospital he was at, he
called the facility to confirm he was a patient.
The New Hampshire woman tried to tell the trooper the obit he confronted her
was really her uncle — before admitting everything down at the station.

"They told me he wasn't," he said.

Going online and searching her father's name, he found his obituary dating 2008 and printed it off.
Carley Williams will likely take this stretch a little slower next time.

When he knocked on her door Sunday, obituary in hand, he says she
stepped out, defenses up, while claiming it was her uncle's name on the
paper who had died.

It was only after she was brought down to the station that Cummings said she admitted to her bogus tale.

Despite being upset at not only being duped but taken advantage of, Cummings claims her arrest wasn't personal.

"It was a matter of law," he told ABC. "The violation happened in my presence, so I made the arrest."

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