EUGENE, Ore. — The Eugene Police Department is asking for the public’s help to find a man they say impersonated a police officer.
Police say that the suspect pulled a woman over on River Road early last month and asked her to take a breathalyzer test. The woman later said that the man’s actions seemed unusual for a police officer, and when police investigated her report, they found that there were no officers in the area at that time. Additionally, EPD Acting Captain Doug Mozan says the department doesn’t have breathalyzer equipment, but that someone could purchase such a device online.
Eugene Police say that if you are stopped by an officer, don’t be afraid to ask for his or her identification if something doesn’t feel right.
“You can drive to the police station, that’s one safe place to go, or you can also call 911 on a cell device from a safe location,” says Mozan.
The EPD also says that if you don’t feel safe pulling over when police lights are behind you, don’t speed up; eluding an officer is a felony charge.
For now, the police department has released a composite sketch of the suspect and is asking anyone who may have been a victim of this impersonator to come forward.