ELIZABETHTOWN, N.Y. – A Schenectady woman is accused of giving authorities a false name during a traffic stop to avoid arrest, but the name she gave still led to her arrest.
Navasia DeGroate was arrested by New York State Police after giving a false name to police, but the person she claimed to be only held a New York State identification card and their right to drive was suspended – so she was arrested anyway.
DeGroate was taken into custody and arraigned in the Town of Elizabethtown Court and charged with Aggravated Unlicensed Operation in the 3rd Degree, Speeding, and Unlicensed Operator.
She was remanded to the Essex County Jail.
During fingerprinting in jail, the woman revealed her real name to sheriff's deputies.
The 28-year-old was arrested and charged with Criminal Impersonation in the 2nd Degree. She was issued new traffic tickets, charging her with Speeding, Unlicensed Operation, and Aggravated Unlicensed Operation in the 2nd Degree due to a number of suspensions on her license.
On December 8, DeGroate was arraigned in town court and sent back to the Essex County Jail in lieu of $10,000 cash bail or $20,000 bond. She will be back in court on Thursday.