A woman’s citation for speeding Monday night led to her arrest on suspicion of impersonating her sister, according to the California Highway Patrol.
A CHP officer stopped 51-year-old Nita Eileen Lawson, whose address was not immediately available, for speeding at 9:50 p.m. Monday on Dry Creek Road in Napa, according to Officer Anna Paulson. Lawson received a citation and was sent on her way after giving her sister’s name as her own, Paulson said.
Shortly before 12:40 a.m. Tuesday, Calistoga police stopped Lawson’s vehicle at Highway 29 and Lincoln Street, where they observed both the driver’s state identity card and the CHP citation lying in her vehicle, according to Paulson. Police contacted CHP, which notified them of the Napa stop less than three hours earlier, Paulson said.
Lawson was arrested on suspicion of criminal impersonation, giving false information to law enforcement officers, and driving with a suspended license. She was booked into the Napa County jail.