At 0449 hours, I conducted a traffic stop on a tan Buick. The registration returned expired and it was also showing the registered owner was suspended and had multiple active warrants.
I conducted the traffic stop on I-271 NB at our north line. Upon my approach I noticed what appeared to be a female sitting in the driver’s seat. I said “hello ma’am can I see your license and insurance please.” The driver replied and said “I’m a he”. She went on to say she is going through a gender change. I then asked for any form of identification. The driver had no identification on her, I then asked for a name and a social. The driver said her name and provided a SSN.
I returned to my patrol car where I verified the information. I ran the SSN the driver provided and it returned his name, a 55 year old male who is 210 lbs. I verified the picture and it looked nothing like the driver. I then pulled the picture of the registered owner and the picture matched very well to the driver. At this time two patrol officers arrived on scene. I advised them of the situation and the one patrol officer then approached the vehicle to speak with the driver. The driver gave him the same SSN, his name and she provided him a date of birth. The officer showed me the DOB to which the month and day were correct but the year was not a match to the LEADS information.
I had the driver exit the vehicle and brought her to the front my patrol car. I advised the driver the information she gave to officers was a 55 year old male to which she replied, ”I am a 55 year old male.” At this time the driver was placed under arrest for falsification, suspended license and advised of the warrants.
While the driver was in the rear of my patrol car she spoke up and told me she was lying about who she was because of the warrants. The driver finally took ownership of her name and that the other name was her brother. While officers were conducting a vehicle tow inventory, officers located two glass pipes with residue and chore boy stuffed in the end. One was located under the rear seat and the other inside of a Pepsi can.