Man pulls over driver for speeding, gets arrested

Published: Oct. 7, 2015 at 9:11 PM CDT|Updated: Oct. 7, 2015 at 9:25 PM CDT
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LIVINGSTON PARISH, LA (WVUE) -- - The Livingston Parish Sheriff's office says a man pulled over a driver for speeding, and ended up getting arrested for impersonating a police officer.

Dispatchers say Nathaniel Bankston called on October 6, 2015, saying he had stopped the vehicle for speeding and passing violations on LA Hwy 1024 and Napoleon St. in Livingston Parish.

The Sheriff says members of the LPSO's Uniform Patrol Division responded to the scene. They found Bankston's personal vehicle was equipped with lights and a siren.

They say he was also wearing a shirt from the FBI Citizen's Academy and a cap. Bankston was also in possession of a "special operations" credentials from the Department of Justice and commissions from West and East Baton rouge Parishes. Investigators confirmed that Bankston was not a commissioned deputy in either parish.

Investigators also found a prescription bottle containing a Schedule IV CDS in Bankston's vehicle.

He was arrested and booked into the Livingston Parish Detention center.

The driver Bankston stopped was released at the scene.

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