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Woman Claims to be Sister During Drunk Driving Arrest

A rural Dubuque woman is facing multiple charges after trying to pass herself off as her sister while being arrested. Shortly after 4:00 Sunday morning, deputies from the Dubuque County Sheriff’s Department were sent to an area north of Sageville on a report of a car in the ditch. 20-year-old Samantha Kemp was standing near the vehicle when officers arrived. She reportedly told police her name was Kelsey Kemp and admitted to drinking and driving. She failed multiple field sobriety tests, and a breath test revealed her blood alcohol content to be .192, more than twice the legal limit. Kemp’s true identity was learned after her sister’s ID was found. Police say Kemp then admitted to using the ID to buy alcohol. Kemp has been charged with Operating while Intoxicated, Malicious Prosecution, Fraudulent Use of an ID, and Failure to Maintain Control.

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