“He did ask if she’d been resurrected,” Police discover ‘dead driver’ during traffic stop

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EDMOND, Okla. -- It was Monday night and a silver Infiniti was traveling unusually slow on southbound Broadway.

Police say the driver made a sudden and unsafe lane change, which got the attention of an Edmond police officer.

"She didn't have a driver's license on her so the officer asked her name and date of birth," said Jenny Wagnon, with the Edmond Police Department.

When the name the woman gave didn't come up in the database, the officer did a quick Google search on the laptop in his police cruiser.

At that point, something did come up.

According to the six page police report, "along with the obituary was a photograph, which was obviously not the driver."

"I asked the driver to hold out her arms so I could check for a pulse. As I suspected, the driver did have a pulse and was very much alive at the time of this traffic stop," the report read.

"He did ask if she'd been resurrected once he asked her to come over and look at the laptop, that the picture was her. When she was so emphatic it was her, he asked if she'd come back to life," Wagnon said.

The driver, 52-year-old Sonja Atchinson, finally came clean. She'd been using her dead sister's identity.

Police say Atchinson was driving on a revoked license and they found a cigarette box with crystal methamphetamine and crack cocaine in the trunk of her car.

Sonja Atchinson was escorted to the county jail, where she's facing a long list of criminal charges.

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