01/31/2015 01:06 EST | Updated 04/02/2015 05:59 EDT

Terry Mertick, London Man, Charged For Impersonating A Police Officer With Fake Cruiser

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LONDON, Ont. - A 50-year-old London, Ont., man is facing charges after police say he equipped his vehicle to look like a police cruiser and pulled over numerous drivers.

Police say they spotted a silver four-door 2007 Dodge Charger, not unlike the ones used by police, equipped with a siren and flashing red and blue lights Thursday evening.

Police say they stopped the car after other vehicles on the road were seen pulling over for the Charger.

Terry Mertick is facing one charge of false representation as a peace officer.

Mertick also faces one charge of possession of a prohibited weapon, after officers allegedly discovered a switchblade in the vehicle

He is due in London court to face the charges on March 12. (AM 980)


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