SPARTA TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WZZM) - If you aren't sure it's really a police officer trying to pull you over, Kent County deputies suggest motorists continue on at a slow speed and call 911.
The advisory was issued after a driver near Sparta says a police impersonator pulled him over Thursday evening on Peach Ridge Avenue by 15 Mile Road.
The 18-year-old driver says he was stopped by an unmarked car with flashing blue LED lights on the dash.
Investigators say he didn't get suspicious until he saw the police officer step out of the car.
"As he looked in his mirror, he noticed the person approaching was not in uniform, but was in civilian clothing," explains Capt. Chuck DeWitt of the Kent County Sheriff's Dept. "That included blue jeans and a hooded sweatshirt with the hood pulled up.
At that point he realized it was not a police officer and he pulled away."