N.J. man arrested for impersonating a police officer and pulling over motorists with cop car look-alike

    Unfortunately, a Gloucester County, N.J., man has given many motorists a reason to think twice when they are being pulled over.

    New Jersey State Police have arrested Kenneth DiLuigi, 53, accused of impersonating a police officer and trying to pull over motorists on the Atlantic City Expressway with his Ford Crown Victoria, which is equipped with emergenchy lights and looks a lot like a police car.

    Jessica Beym of the Gloucester County Times reports that DiLuigi was arrested at his Mantua Township home Monday morning. Complains from several witnesses to the State Police about a suspicious looking “police car” led to a three-week investigation.

    Turns out this was not a first-time offense for DiLuigi. In February 2007 he was charged with a similar crime in Logan Township.

    Beym writes that the state police have some tips for motorists if they think they are being stopped by an imposter cop:

    Slow down and turn on your hazard lights to indicate to the supposed officer that you see them and are not being elusive.
    Ask a passenger to contact 9-1-1 with your location and your concerns.
    Stop your vehicle in a well-lit area near people, if you can.
    Most unmarked police vehicles conducting traffic enforcement are driven by uniformed officers.

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