Teen offers cop $15 to buy fake ID back

On August 1, 2012, in Fraud, Vehicles, by djeyli

On July 27, Officer Christopher Hernandez pulled over a silver Honda after observing it weave in and out of lanes and make a wide right turn, according to a police affidavit obtained by The Huffington Post.

After stopping the vehicle in Ponte Vedra, Hernandez said he noticed that the driver, Christine Stoudemire, 18, was slurring her speech and smelled of alcohol, the Sun Sentinel first reported.

As Stoudemire was fiddling around in her wallet for identification, Hernandez spotted a driver’s license from South Carolina located in front of the Florida-issued card that Stoudemire eventually handed over to the deputy.

Hernandez informed the allegedly boozed-up Stoudemire that he was going to conduct field sobriety tests.

The suspect refused, according to Hernandez. The cop placed the teenager under arrest for suspicion of DUI.

The suspect was detained in the police vehicle and transported to a nearby jail, the affidavit said.

Stoudemire wasn’t buying the charges, though, allegedly telling Hernandez that she’s driven “way more times like this.”

Upon later inspection of the possessions in Stoudemire’s vehicle, Hernandez alleged that Stoudemire’s South Carolina license is fraudulent.

The South Carolina license read that Stoudemire’s date of birth is November 22, 1989.

According to the police report, Stoudemire’s actual birth date is November 22, 1993.

But Stoudemire wasn’t giving up her license to purchase alcohol so easily.

En route to the prison, the teenager asked Hernandez not to take away the South Carolina ID, because “it took her months to be able to get the money” for it, the cop said in the police report.

Stoudemire then allegedly offered Hernandez $15 to buy it back.

The suspect was charged for a traffic offense and for third-degree fraud.

According to the University of Tampa, possession of a fake ID is punishable for up to 5 years in prison.

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