Boiling Springs man accused of impersonating officer
Marcus Cheeks (Greenville Police Dept.)
GREENVILLE, SC (FOX Carolina) -
A Boiling Springs man was arrested Friday night after Greenville police said he forced a woman to pull over and impersonated a police officer.
According to an arrest warrant, 23-year-old Marcus Cheeks was traveling on Interstate 385 when he pulled alongside a woman's car, told her he was an undercover police officer and demanded she stop. Cheeks then pulled in front of the woman's car and forced her to stop near Haywood Road, according to the warrant.
The warrant said Cheeks then approached the woman's vehicle, told her to get out and then used her cell phone to call 911. Cheeks then told dispatchers that he was an officer of the Spartanburg Public Safety Department and that he was on the scene of a drunk driver, according to the warrant.
When Greenville officers arrived at the scene, Cheeks produced what appeared to be a law enforcement badge, according tot he warrant. The warrant said that an investigation determined that Cheeks was not a law enforcement officer and that his driver's license had been suspended.
Cheeks was charged with impersonating a law enforcement officer and second-offense driving under suspension.
Police said the driver who Cheeks pulled over was not intoxicated.
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