- Associated Press - Friday, April 5, 2019

ST. LOUIS (AP) - Authorities say a man pretending to be a police officer chased another driver through St. Louis until the fleeing motorist crashed into several other cars.

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that 27-year-old Anthony Townsend, of St. Louis, was charged Wednesday with a misdemeanor count of false impersonation of a law enforcement officer.

Charging documents say the pursuit started on Feb. 27 when Townsend flipped on emergency lights in his personal car and began chasing another car. It’s unclear why.

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Drivers were forced to pull over to get out of the way, and multiple vehicles were hit.

Court documents say Townsend has posted $1,000 bail. No attorney is listed for him in online court records, and he didn’t immediately return a phone message.


Information from: St. Louis Post-Dispatch, http://www.stltoday.com

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