Troopers say man driving 97 mph in Schoharie falsely claimed to be cop

Thursday, January 20, 2011
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A Long Island man who police stopped for allegedly driving 97 mph on I-88 Sunday is facing a felony charge after identifying himself as a police officer, according to state police

Don L. Jones, 54, of 67 Hill Ave., Elmont, was charged with first-degree criminal impersonation following the 9:45 p.m. traffic stop, according to a release from the state police at Cobleskill.

Police allege Jones displayed a gold shield that looked like one used by New York City police detectives and identified himself as a police officer. He is not a police officer, according to troopers.

Jones was arraigned and scheduled for a hearing in Schoharie Town Court.

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January 20, 2011
11:39 a.m.
lovemysonj says...

What an idiot.

January 20, 2011
12:19 p.m.
socalbob says...

he could have been.

January 20, 2011
12:21 p.m.
socalbob says...

even if he was a cop speeding is still illegal.

January 21, 2011
10:45 a.m.
robbump says...

A cop speeding (not on-duty) should be treated more severely than a non-cop. Police should know the risks of that kind of behavior, and should be held up to a higher standard than the common citizen.

Has this guy been released?

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