A Dalton man was arrested on charges of impersonating an officer after he attempted to pull another vehicle over.
On Saturday night, a driver complained to police that 53-year-old Jackie Plemons, of 2840 Five Springs Road, drove up next to him in a red Mustang on the Dalton Bypass and appeared to try to get him to race, said police spokesman Bruce Frazier.
The driver told police that, when he accelerated trying to pass, Plemons activated a strobe light system in the grill of his car and a blue LED light bar across his bumper, Frazier said.
The driver then called 911 and followed the Mustang to Plemon’s workplace on Hamilton Street, he said.
After police arrived, Plemons told them he only turned the lights on to “say hi” and denied trying to scare the driver, Frazier said.
An inspection of the car showed that, when the lights in the grill were activated, the blue lights automatically turned on, he said. For that reason, Plemons was charged with impersonating an officer and having unauthorized lights reserved for the designation of emergency vehicles, he said.
Investigators do not believe there is any connection between this incident and the arrest earlier in the month of another individual for impersonating an officer, Frazier said.