Man Accused of Impersonating Police Officer is Arrested

The man accused of impersonating a police officer in Jefferson County is arrested.

According to our TV News Partner, WVLT Charles Lakins was arrested this (Tuesday) afternoon in Claiborne County and faces charges related to impersonating an officer.

Lakins is accused of using a late 90’s model red mustang with silver racing stripes and blue lights to pull drivers over in Jefferson County.

Investigators have not determined Lakin’s motive for pulling drivers over.

The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Department says Lakins is a convicted felon and a resident of Sevier County.

Police remind drivers to never pull over for anyone in isolated areas. They say you should drive to a public place. If you aren’t sure if the person is a legitimate officer, call 911.

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