Tamsen Reid, 17 at the time, said she and four friends — two boys and two girls — were driving to Idaho about 11 p.m. during a snowstorm when they were pulled over for speeding. Because at least one of them was smoking, Officer Scott Womack said he was either going to have to call their parents or do a quick check of their car to make sure there were no drugs, according to Reid.
After checking their IDs, the deputy allegedly told them that three of the occupants had warrants out for their arrests. He had the girls lift their shirts and bras up, allegedly to look for drugs, according to Reid.
Womack then told Reid she was wanted in Arizona for heroin possession. Reid tried to tell the officer she had never done heroin and never been to Arizona. She believed her ID was stolen because Womack claimed he ran a check on a computer using her driver’s license number.
In an effort to allegedly make positive identification, Womack told Reid to undress so he could look for tattoos and piercings, the lawsuit states. After she refused one of the deputy’s alleged orders, she said the search was over and she was allowed to get dressed. She claims the incident lasted about five minutes while it was snowing and dark outside with few other cars on the road.
Eventually, Reid wanted to try and get the warrant off her record in case she got pulled over again. What she found out was that there was no warrant for her arrest. And when she contacted Box Elder County, she found out the warning she was issued by Womack was never filed.