You’d think this was a story out of Florida or something, but alas, this happened right here in Canada.
A 39-year-old Ottawa woman is facing charges of impersonating an adult because she pretended to be her elderly mother to pass a driving test.
She showed up at the DriveTest centre in a wig, glasses, clothing suited to an older person and heavy makeup; claiming to be her 73-year-old mother. The driving instructor saw through her get-up right away and relayed the suspicion to a supervisor. They went out on the test anyway and police were waiting for them when they pulled back into the parking lot.
Staff Sgt. Rick Labelle told the CBC that the woman was trying to do her mother a favour because she was nervous about taking the test. He says, “This is the first time I’ve heard of something like this in the 29 years that I’ve been on the job.”
We’d love to see a picture of her ‘disguise’.