The officers in Davis County pulled over a woman on after she was spotted driving a silver BMW without a license plate.
When officers tried to arrest Heather Garcia for driving without a license and having drug paraphernalia in her vehicle, she disguised herself as her 21-year-old daughter.
The 38-year-old woman lied to officers and said that her name is ‘Mercedes’ who was born in 1998. Later, police learned that she was impersonating her own daughter to avoid arrest.
According to KUTV, ”Garcia has additionally been charged with driving without a license or insurance, drug possession, and giving false information. She is currently being held in Davis County Jail under her new and old charges.”
”Drug possession, driving with a revoked license, and offering false personal info to a police officer,” according to KUTV’s review of court documents. Fox News expanded on the drug possession charge after reviewing inmate records, which the outlet said Garcia was charged with “possession or use of a controlled substance, marijuana possession and possession of drug paraphernalia.”
The same incident happened when a woman was sentenced to 15 years in prison after she impersonated a Sheriff’s Deputy as she was helping her boyfriend escape from jail.
”It was very well-planned and very well-executed,” Fourth Judicial District Chief deputy prosecuting attorney Mieka Hatcher told People. “Planning and executing an escape is a serious crime.”
Also, a 54-year-old man disguised himself as a police officer and tried to conduct a traffic stop. According to WUSA9, ‘’Trivett was processed at the Golden Ring Barrack and was then transported to the Baltimore County Detention Center. He was later released on an unsecured bond, police said.’’
The punishment for impersonating a police officer depends on whether the crime is a felony or a misdemeanor. The punishment for impersonating a police officer include probation, fines of up to $1,000 and at least five years in prison.
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