Newport man charged with impersonating an officer

NEWPORT, Tenn. (WVLT) -- The Newport Police Department has charged a man after they say he pulled a woman over and posed as a police officer.

Daniel Holt, 20, is charged with Criminal Impersonation. He surrendered to officers Friday morning.

Officers received a complaint from a 19-year-old woman that she had been stopped by a man in a black Ford Crown Victoria that had a long antenna, flashing red lights and a siren.

The victim says the man in the car was dressed in all black clothing with a small badge displayed on his belt.

She also told officers the man said she was being stopped for failing to signal for a turn.

The victim also stated the man took her driver’s license and returned to his car for a brief period and then returned to her car.

The victim stated that upon returning to her car the driver of the black Ford Crown Victoria informed her that he would not be issuing her a citation, only a verbal warning.

After leaving the traffic stop, the victim stated that the white male driver of the black Ford Crown Victoria followed her to her friend’s house and drove by blowing the horn.

Officers believe Holt was the driver of that car.

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