A male who lied to police to hide his unpaid traffic citations almost got himself into far more serious trouble.

Police in Sheboygan, Wisconsin, say they stopped a vehicle yesterday for improper registration. One passenger identified himself to police, who ran a check on the name.

It turned out to be the name of someone who has an active felony warrant for vehicular homicide.

When the passenger found out, he quickly gave police his real name. He said he lied earlier because he has outstanding traffic fines in another state and wasn't sure whether there was a warrant out for him.

The male was arrested on an obstruction charge.

Before he was released, police verified through photos and fingerprints that he wasn't the vehicular-homicide suspect.