CRESTVIEW — A 26-year-old woman was arrested for giving a false name to an officer while trying to avoid getting arrested for an active warrant.
A clerk at the Tom Thumb on South Ferdon Boulevard called Crestview police complaining of a woman “passed out” in the driver’s seat of an SUV at the fuel pumps for the past hour.
When the officer got on scene, he tried for five minutes to wake the woman by hitting the window and yelling. She eventually woke up and said she was out of gas and tired.
According to the arrest report, the woman showed signs of impairment and asked to drive away. The officer told her she couldn’t drive, but she said she was fine.
The officer asked for her identification, and she said she didn’t have any. She then gave a false name and birth date. When a check through the Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles came back with nothing, she changed the spelling of her middle name. The officer still found nothing.
When the officer contacted the Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office to attempt to contact the vehicle’s owner, the woman gave her real name and said she had an active warrant out of Walton County for failure to appear.