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Prairieville man arrested for impersonating a police officer

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PRAIRIEVILLE - Police have arrested a man for impersonating a law enforcement officer after he pulled over another vehicle Saturday night.

Ascension Parish Sheriff's deputies were dispatched to Van Broussard Road in reference to a suspicious person complaint Sunday night. They learned that 28-year-old Christopher Rodriguez of Prairieville was driving a vehicle with flashing red lights and stopped another vehicle.

According to Ascension Parish Sheriff’s Office Chief Deputy Bobby Webre, Rodriguez addressed himself as an undercover agent while displaying a gun at his side. Rodriguez let the victim go and police later arrested him at his residence.

Rodriguez was booked into the Ascension Parish Jail for false impersonation of a police officer and special restrictions on flashing lights. His bond is set at $100,000.


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