- Associated Press - Tuesday, February 10, 2015

AKRON, Ohio (AP) - An Ohio man who authorities say tried to pull over a uniformed police officer as he drove to work has pleaded no contest to impersonating an officer.

Police say 50-year-old David Scofield of Lancaster swerved in front of an Akron police officer on Interstate 76 in October. Police say Scofield shined a spotlight on the officer’s vehicle from his car, which looked like a police cruiser.

Scofield pleaded no contest Monday - a day before his trial was to begin - to improperly handling a gun in a car, obstructing justice and impersonating an officer.

An Akron Municipal Court judge found Scofield guilty on the three misdemeanor counts, and ordered a pre-sentence investigation.

Scofield’s attorney Dennis DeMartino says the plea allowed the judge to see who Scofield really is.


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