Kelly L. Wisnefske, 33, Ogdensburg, is charged with identity theft to avoid prosecution, obstructing an officer and operating a vehicle while revoked.
Shortly before 3:30 a.m, Sunday, Dec. 13, Deputy James Santiago was eastbound on State Highway 54 in Mukwa whan he noticed a tan Toyota stopped in the roadway near the intersection of State 54 and Otto Road.
When Santiago pulled behind the vehicle, he noticed that the brake lights were illuminated and the engine was running. A woman was in the driver’s seat, her eyes closed and her head resting against the side window.
Santiago tapped on the window and asked her to roll it down and turn off the engine.
According to the criminal complaint, the woman initially identified herself as Kim S… and said she did not have her driver’s license with her.
Santiago pointed to a purse in the back seat of the car. The woman said the purse belonged to her sister and the car belonged to her sister’s boyfriend.
As the woman exited the car, a driver’s license fluttered onto the road. She reportedly said the license belonged to her sister and threw it back into the car.
Santiago picked up the license, inspected it, and noted that the driver looked just like her sister.
The driver responded that it was her twin sister, the complaint says.
Santiago then held the card up directly beside the woman’s face and said the photo looks exactly like her and she needed to be honest.
Wisnefske was convicted of a first drunken driving offense on April 21, 2014, and her license revoked for eight months.