Woman attempts to pass herself off as twin during traffic stop in Ormond Beach

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March 19

Body double 

11:12 p.m. — 200 block of S. Atlantic Avenue, Ormond Beach

False name given to law enforcement. A 32-year-old Daytona Beach woman was arrested after she gave police her twin sister's name instead of her own during a traffic stop.

According to a police report, an officer had spotted a vehicle driving without headlights down East Granada Boulevard, which led to the traffic stop. The driver provided police with his passport, but couldn't show evidence of having a driver's license. The officer then spoke to the passenger, who gave him an ID card for her twin sister.

What the woman didn't know is that her twin was speaking with a neighboring police agency and advising officers that her twin sister was driving her car.

The woman was taken to jail. 

Hiding in plain view

3:47 a.m. — 1400 block of Kilrush Drive, Ormond Beach

DUI. A deputy was patrolling the area near a subdivision when he spotted a car parked in the driveway of a house listed for sale. He recognized he had seen the car driving around the subdivision trying to evade him about a half-hour earlier.

According to a report, the deputy approached the parked car and spoke with the driver, a 25-year-old Ormond Beach man. When asked what he was doing, the man said he had pulled into the driveway because he saw the deputy patrolling the area. The deputy asked him where he lived, and the man gave him an address from within the subdivision. 

As they spoke, the deputy took notice of the "very strong odor of alcohol" coming from the car and that the man's eyes were bloodshot and glassy. He saw several empty cans of beer in the back seat.

The man agreed to perform a series of field sobriety exercises, which the man failed. He was taken to jail.


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