Thursday, June 26, 2008

Man called 911 to beat traffic ticket

A South Carolina man attempted to elude traffic citations by first giving a false name and again by reporting a fictitious vehicle wreck.

On June 16, officers of the Watauga County Sheriff's Office followed a Mazda traveling 85 mph in a 55 mph zone.

Once the car was stopped, the driver provided a false name. The driver then called 911 and is alleged to have reported a fictitious vehicle collision with injury. A statement from the Sheriff's Office alleges the driver called about the collision hoping that the officer would have to leave the scene to respond.

The driver, Kenneth Hayes, was charged with driving while license revoked, providing fictitious information to an officer, and misuse of emergency communication. He was scheduled to appear in court in lieu of a secured $1,500 bond. (info from The Watauga Democrat)

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