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Fayetteville police: SUV driver impersonating police

Posted January 17, 2010 8:12 a.m. EST
Updated January 17, 2010 6:10 p.m. EST

— Fayetteville police warned Sunday about an SUV driver who is impersonating a police officer and has tried at least twice to stop other vehicles.

Police said they received two reports on Thursday about an SUV trying to move other vehicles out of its way or force them to stop on Raeford Road and the All-American Freeway. The large, black SUV had dark, tinted windows and a bar of blue lights in its front window.

Police said they haven't received any other reports of such incidents, but are keeping an lookout for the vehicle and its driver.

Police reminded motorists to use care when being pulled over by unmarked vehicles.

  • Slow down, acknowledge the officer by putting on flashers and proceed to a safe location such as a gas station, fast food restaurant, police or fire station or occupied business before pulling over.
  • Call 911 from a cell phone and ask the dispatcher if an officer is trying to conduct a traffic stop on their vehicle.
  • Ask for a marked vehicle to appear at the scene.