Cornelius Bertrand Penn, 51 of Rome, was arrested this week after reports said he repeatedly lied to police about being the driver of a vehicle that was involved in a wreck.

Police said that Penn reported that he was a passenger in the car when he was in fact the driver that caused a wreck near the intersection of North Elm Street and Watson Road

Penn is charged with false statements and writings, driving on a suspended license, and failure to maintain lane.