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Seat belt stop turns into multiple criminal charges after driver fakes his identity


An Indiana man is facing multiple criminal charges after a traffic stop earlier this week.

According to the Indiana State Police, Omar Muhammad has been charged with synthetic identity deception, forgery, obstruction of justice, and possessing a counterfeit government-issued identification.

Around 5:54 p.m. Tuesday, March 9, Indiana State Police stopped a 2010 Volvo tractor pulling an enclosed trailer on U.S. 31 near Miami County Road 200 North near Peru.

The 48-year-old driver from Indianapolis was pulled over for reportedly not wearing a seatbelt.

Muhammad provided a driver’s license identifying him as someone else. After further investigation, it was revealed that the person identified on the license was wanted on a criminal arrest warrant from Texas. After this discovery, Muhammad provided his true identity and that he was driving without a valid commercial driver’s license.

Muhammad was arrested and booked into the Miami County Jail.


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