Maryland police charge Virginia man with impersonating officer

York County

(Credit – Maryland State Police)

BALTIMORE (AP) — Maryland authorities have arrested a Virginia man who they say was impersonating an officer with a uniform, gun and flashing lights to attempt an illegal traffic stop.

The Maryland State Police issued a news release saying the arrest happened Saturday night on I-695 in the Baltimore area.

Police say 54-year-old Timothy Ervin Trivett of Yorktown, Virginia was arrested and charged with impersonating an officer and multiple handgun charges.

Police say the arrest came after a Maryland state trooper saw Trivett in a sedan with blue and white flashing lights attempting to pull over another car.

Authorities say he was wearing what appeared to be body armor and a uniform.

No phone listing could be found for Trivett in an online public records search. State police didn’t immediately return a message asking if Trivett has an attorney who can speak on his behalf.

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