CASA GRANDE — The Casa Grande Police Department is warning residents of a vehicle that was spotted using red and blue flashing lights on local roadways that is not an emergency vehicle and is not being used for law enforcement purposes.
The driver of the vehicle was cited, according to police officials, and charges of impersonating a police officer have been forwarded to the Pinal County Attorney’s Office. Police officials have not released the driver’s name.
Police officials are warning the public that using red and blue emergency lights on a vehicle is illegal unless the person is a law enforcement officer or a first responder.
However, police officials are asking motorists to pull over for any emergency or law enforcement vehicle that is running its lights and sirens as quickly and as safely as possible and wait for the officer to approach their vehicle and contact them.
If a motorist thinks that the vehicle may not be an official law enforcement or emergency vehicle, the driver should pull over anyway and call the department at 520-421-8700 or call 911. A dispatcher should be able to confirm that the vehicle belongs to a law enforcement officer.