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March 5, 2019

Driver, 20, charged in Opal with impersonating police

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Sitting near the truck stop, deputy clocked Ford Ranger 24 mph over the speed limit, according to the Fauquier County Sheriff’s Office.
A Bealeton man faces a misdemeanor charge of impersonating a police officer after he allegedly sped through Opal with a blue light flashing from his pickup truck Saturday afternoon.

“A deputy monitoring traffic on James Madison Highway near the Opal Truck Stop encountered a vehicle travelling at high speed with a flashing blue light on the dash,” Fauquier sheriff’s Sgt. James Hartman wrote in a press release.

At approximately 12:30 p.m. March 2, the deputy clocked a red Ford Ranger at 69 mph, Sgt. Hartman said. That section of Route 29 has a speed limit of 45 mph. 
“As the Ranger approached the deputy, the flashing blue light was turned off,” the sergeant added.
The deputy stopped the northbound pickup at the Johnson Motel and examined the blue light.

He charged the 20-year-old with reckless driving, unauthorized use of a flashing blue light and impersonating a law enforcement officer, a misdemeanor.

The driver was released on the summonses. 
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ItsASunnyDay · March 6, 2019 at 12:38 pm
Wow! How is impersonating a police officer only a misdemeanor? And combined with the recklass driving and unauthorized use of a flashing light HOW and WHY was he released on the summonses?
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