Driver Accused of Impersonating an Officer in Gwinnett County

Posted by Richard Lawson | May 08, 2019 | 0 Comments

Dion Brown, a 38-year-old man, has been arrested for flashing blue lights inside of his Jaguar while he drove past traffic on I-85 in Gwinnett County.

He allegedly did this as he attempted to pass an agent with the Federal Bureau of Investigation who was also sitting in traffic. According to police, a remote control and blue lights were found inside of his vehicle.

As a Georgia DUI Lawyer, I will outline the offense that Brown is facing. As a firm, we specialize in DUI Law in the state of Georgia - meaning that we covered all types of related offenses.

Fleeing or Attempting to Elude in Georgia

Fleeing or attempting to elude an officer in Georgia is defined in O.C.G.A. §40-6-395 as:

It shall be unlawful for any driver of a vehicle willfully to fail or refuse to bring his or her vehicle to a stop or otherwise to flee or attempt to elude a pursuing police vehicle or police officer when given a visual or an audible signal to bring the vehicle to a stop. The signal given by the police officer may be by hand, voice, emergency light, or siren. The officer giving such signal shall be in uniform prominently displaying his or her badge of office, and his or her vehicle shall be appropriately marked showing it to be an official police vehicle.

Violating this part of the statute will be considered a high and aggravated misdemeanor in Georgia.

However, there is a separate part of the statute which defines impersonating a law officer in Georgia. The statute also states:

It shall be unlawful for a person:

(1) To impersonate a sheriff, deputy sheriff, state trooper, agent of the Georgia Bureau of Investigation, agent of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, police officer, or any other authorized law enforcement officer by using a motor vehicle or motorcycle designed, equipped, or marked so as to resemble a motor vehicle or motorcycle belonging to any federal, state, or local law enforcement agency; or

(2) Otherwise to impersonate any such law enforcement officer in order to direct, stop, or otherwise control traffic.

Practice Note

If you or a loved one has been arrested for a serious traffic violation like the ones mentioned above or DUI in Georgia, contact us today.

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