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Nashua woman arrested after telling false story about her dying father to get out of a speeding ticket

MERRIMACK – A Nashua woman who claimed she was racing to see her dying father when she was pulled over on the F.E. Everett Turnpike on Friday was later arrested after police say they discovered the story was a lie.

Carley Williams was clocked by a state police trooper driving 82 miles-per-hour in the northbound lanes of the turnpike, in a 65 mile-per-hour zone, around 9 p.m. on Aug. 2. ...

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MERRIMACK – A Nashua woman who claimed she was racing to see her dying father when she was pulled over on the F.E. Everett Turnpike on Friday was later arrested after police say they discovered the story was a lie.

Carley Williams was clocked by a state police trooper driving 82 miles-per-hour in the northbound lanes of the turnpike, in a 65 mile-per-hour zone, around 9 p.m. on Aug. 2.

Williams told Trooper C. Cummings she was trying to make it Catholic Medical Center in Manchester to see her father on his death bed, according to police. The trooper was persuaded to let her go, based on the story and “the emotions she had displayed,” police said.

But when police called the hospital, staffers there reported there was no patient listed under the name Williams had provided for her father. And an obituary from 2008 indicated
Williams’ father had passed away five years earlier, according to state police.

Williams, 28, was confronted with the obituary at around 3:30 p.m. Sunday, when Cummings traveled to her home in Nashua. Police say Williams “continued to be deceptive,” but later fully admitted her father was previously deceased.

Williams was arrested for driving after her registration had been suspended and speeding. She was transported to the Nashua Police Department and released on personal recognizance bail.

She is scheduled to appear in Merrimack Circuit Court on Sept. 5 to answer the charges, police said.

Announcing the arrest this week, state police indicated law enforcement is sympathetic to personal emergencies, but their primary objective is to protect life and property.

“Within reason, individuals will be allowed to continue during emergency situations when we can ensure the safety of the individuals involved and the general public,” reads a press release. “Circumstances such as this one, however, will result in the appropriate action taking place.”

Jim Haddadin can be reached 594-6589 or jhaddadin@nashua
telegraph.com.