Police impersonator suspected in I-65 traffic stop

The Bartholomew County Sheriff’s Department is warning of an imposter pretending to be a police officer who stopped a driver on Interstate 65 this morning.

The man was on his way to work on Interstate 65 just south of Columbus when a black Dodge Charger with red and blue flashing lights pulled him over. The man in the Charger demanded the driver’s license and registration but the driver noticed that the supposed officer was not wearing a badge. When the driver asked for a police ID, the impersonater attempted to open the car door and the victim drove away.

According to the sheriff’s department, all legitimate law enforcement officers will have and will provide official identification when asked.