We have reported on a large amount of car accident cases that have occurred in Florida over the life of this blog, but the following car accident case is certainly one of the most unique. According to Boca Raton police, a 60-year-old man is being charged with DUI after causing a car accident while attempting to impersonate a police officer. News reports detail that the man had all the makings of a police officer: a “loaded Glock 9 mm handgun in a holster on his waist, flashing lights on his Ford Crown Victoria and a police-style badge hanging around his neck. There was even a German shepherd in the back seat of his car.”
Boca Raton police finally arrested the man for drunken driving after he dressed up as a police officer and proceeded to pull over several motorists, asking them if they had alcohol or drugs in their car. Actual officers expressed that the man’s vehicle was very similar to the white Ford Crown Victoria vehicles that officers drive nationwide. However, there were some glaring differences in his fake squad car. For instance, his light on the top of his car were green, not blue and red.
When police confronted the man, they smelled a strong odor of alcohol coming from the fake police vehicle. The man told authorities that he was a private investigator and he had been in an accident earlier that night with someone who cut him off and struck his car.
As a result, the man was arrested on charges of impersonating a law enforcement officer and DUI and will need the help of a DUI Lawyer.