- Associated Press - Thursday, May 7, 2015

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) - Authorities say a southwest Missouri man impersonated a police officer so he could pull over drivers that irritated him and lecture them on their bad driving habits.

Twenty-year-old Jacob Trammell of Willard is charged with impersonating a police officer after he allegedly used red and blue lights on his personal vehicle to stop other drivers.

The Springfield News-Leader reports (https://sgfnow.co/1Rg3PeW ) court records show Trammell told Greene County Sheriff’s deputies he was a student at the Missouri Sheriff’s Association Law Enforcement Academy. He said he stopped several people and also helped at traffic accidents.

He was arrested when a driver realized he was not driving an official police vehicle and called authorities.

Trammell’s bond is $2,500. He does not have a lawyer listed in online court documents.

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Information from: Springfield News-Leader, https://www.news-leader.com


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