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PUBLIC RELATIONS UNIT
September 7, 2023
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SLCPD Determines Driver Not Impersonating Police Officer
SALT LAKE CITY — Today, the Salt Lake City Police Department is providing an update to a case involving a person possibly impersonating a police officer.
After releasing information about the suspicious circumstances, the registered owner contacted the Salt Lake City Police Department and told officers she recently purchased the car, a black Dodge Charger, and did not know the car had red and blue lights embedded into the fog lights.
The registered owner reported being unaware of the red and blue lights, controlled by a smartphone app, were activated. The driver said while going to lunch she noticed cars pulling over for no explainable reason. Later in the evening, a family member sent the registered owner a local news article about the suspicious circumstances and she called SLCPD.
The owner has removed the lights.
Officers determined the owner was not impersonating a police officer.
This investigation started at 3:21 p.m. on Wednesday, September 6, 2023, when a person reported a suspicious circumstance involving the driver of a dark colored sedan with red and blue lights on the car flashing.
The incident happened on Interstate 80 in between the Airport exit and Redwood Road and was last seen on 400 South near Emery Street.
The Salt Lake City Police Department released a photo of the car to seek the community’s help with identifying it.
The Salt Lake City Police Department reminds community members to become familiar with all components of their vehicles.
If a community member is being pulled over and has questions or concerns, they should call 9-1-1 immediately.