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Miss. man arrested in Ascension Parish for reportedly impersonating police officer

Timothy Wright, 51 (Source: APSO) Timothy Wright, 51 (Source: APSO)
ASCENSION PARISH, LA (WAFB) -

A man from Florence, Mississippi was arrested in Ascension Parish for reportedly impersonating a police officer, pulling over a vehicle while using flashing lights, then pursuing the vehicle.

Officials with the Ascension Parish Sheriff's Office say Timothy Wright, 51, was arrested Monday, July 10 on charges of impersonating a police officer and reckless operation.

On Saturday, July 8, deputies received information that Wright was driving a vehicle with flashing lights and stopped another vehicle. The victim thought the incident was suspicious when Wright exited his vehicle not wearing a police uniform and then drove away. Wright reportedly pursued the vehicle for some time before driving away. A license plate for Wright's vehicle was obtained, leading to his arrest.

Wright was arrested and booked into the Ascension Parish Jail. No bond has currently been set. 

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