Williams Lake RCMP are warning of a motorist possibly trying to impersonate a police officer following a strange incident on Highway 97 north of McLeese Lake recently.
The motorist was observed attempting to stop traffic while driving a 2004 white Crown Victoria and wearing a sheriff’s name tag and badge Oct. 11.
“We want the public to be aware of this situation,” said Staff Sgt. Del Byron, noting the vehicle in question was determined to be a decommissioned police car, with no light bar or police decals.
Byron said the driver was seen turning his vehicle towards oncoming traffic and waving his hand out of the window in an attempt to stop motorists.
Upon further investigation, Byron said officers discovered similar incidents being reported in other jurisdictions.