COVINGTON, N.Y. (WIVB) - Troopers arrested a woman they say lied about who she was and later arrested the woman who came to pick up her child at the State Police barracks.
Authorities pulled over Lonniqua Williams, 26, of Buffalo on Rt. 63 in the Town of Covington on April 7 for speeding. Troopers say she gave a false name because she didn't want police to know she did not have a license as it was suspended for prior traffic offenses. Police discovered the deception and arrested her for second degree criminal impersonation and third degree aggravated unlicensed operation.
Williams is facing additional charges because police say she had a 3-year-old child in the backseat without any restraints and alcohol in the vehicle. She was additionally charged with unrestrained back seat passenger under the age of 4 and open container of alcohol in a motor vehicle.
Williams was allowed to call someone to pick up the child at the police barracks and troopers ended up arresting the woman who showed up. Authorities say Lonniesha White, 20, of Buffalo arrived to pick up the child, but White also had a suspended license and was wanted on outstanding warrant in Cheektowaga. White was arrested and charged with aggravated unlicensed operation.
Williams was taken to the Wyoming County Jail on $5,000 bail. White was taken to the same jail on $500 bail, and Cheektowaga Police will lodge their warrant of arrest there.
Police say additional arrangements were made for the child after White's arrest.
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