RCMP are urging vigilance after someone allegedly impersonated a police officer on Highway 33 in the Westbridge area.
According to Cpl. Jesse O’Donaghey with the Southeast District, a motorist driving along Highway 33 on Sunday night (March 21) claimed a white pick-up truck pulled up behind him and followed him for a short distance before activating a set of red and blue lights installed in the vehicle’s grill.
The incident occurred at about 8:30 p.m. The victim pulled to the side of the road, and the suspected driver approached his vehicle carrying a flashlight.
“Although the victim exited his vehicle briefly during the interaction, he managed to re-enter his truck and flee towards Kelowna,” stated Cpl. O’Donaghey.
The victim was followed for a short distance before pulling off the highway. He managed to call a family member once he entered cell range, which in turn reported the alleged incident to RCMP.
The unknown suspect is described as:
- An older man
- Blonde unkempt hair
- 6 feet to 6 feet 2 inches in height
- Wearing a white dress shirt, with a dark pair of casual pants.
Anyone with any additional information is asked to contact the Midway RCMP at 250-449-2244.
Those who believe they are being stopped by a non-legitimate police vehicle are asked to slow down, drive safely to the nearest well-lit, populated area and call 911.
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