Man charged with pulling over drivers he found irritating
SPRINGFIELD (AP) - Authorities said 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 was 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 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 was set at $2,500. He did not have a lawyer listed Thursday morning in online court documents.