Man faces felony, admits to using red and blue lights to ‘get people to drive better’

MPs from Parker County Sheriff’s Office arrested a man who they said was impersonating the police to “get people to drive better”.

Parker County Sheriff Russ Otier said they received an alert around 9 p.m. Feb. 18 about a suspicious blue Dodge pickup truck with front blue and red hazard lights mounted on the truck’s dashboard whose driver tried to stop another driver in the 1500 block of Newsome Mound Road. .

The driver reported that he was wary of an unmarked truck with two red and blue lights coming from inside the truck and said that the driver followed his vehicle unsafely and tried to cut it and block his vehicle from leaving the area.

Arriving sheriff’s deputies identified the truck driver as 42-year-old Luciano Amador Velasquez from Parker County.

Velasquez told deputies he turned on his headlights when he disagreed with the way the man was driving and had used the headlights in previous incidents with other drivers to “make people drive better.”

Velasquez was arrested and imprisoned in the Parker County Jail for impersonating a government official. Autier said it was a criminal offense to impersonate a peace officer. It is not yet clear if Velasquez has received a lawyer.

“The victim in this case did the right thing by immediately reporting the incident to law enforcement,” Autier said.

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