Man accused of impersonating law enforcement officer in Knox County

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KNOX COUNTY, Ohio – A man is accused of impersonating a law enforcement officer and pulling someone over according to the Knox County Sheriff’s Office.

The sheriff’s office said the stop was made around 5 p.m. on Tuesday near Apple Valley Drive and Northern Spy Drive, about eight miles east of Mount Vernon.

The driver told the sheriff’s office the vehicle the man was using was a large black un-marked SUV with tinted windows and it had lights and sirens.

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The man told the driver was being stopped for speeding.

He is described as 5-feet 7-inches tall and weighs around 160 pounds.

He has short black hair and was wearing a black jacket with a patch on the front with the words highway patrol on it.

The patch was not an Ohio State Highway Patrol patch.

If anyone has any information about the vehicle or has had a similar experience, they are asked to call the Knox County Sheriff’s Office at 740-397-3333, ext. 1.