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Man accused of impersonating officer, patrolman in Monroe

Crawley (Union County Sheriff's Office) Crawley (Union County Sheriff's Office)
UNION COUNTY, NC (WBTV) -

A man was arrested in Monroe Tuesday after city officials say he impersonated an officer and a highway patrolman.

Otey Montgomery Crawley Jr, 56, is charged with impersonating a police officer and resist delay and obstruct. He was also charged with an outstanding warrant for driving while his license was revoked.

The incident began around 2 p.m. when officials say Crawley, driving a GMC Sierra Denali truck, began flashing his lights and hazards at another vehicle and almost ran the vehicle off the road on Highway 74.

The other vehicle pulled into a parking lot and Crawley pulled in behind them. Officials say Crawley then got out, walked up to the other vehicle and asked for the driver's license and registration, and asked if any drugs were in the car.

The father of the other driver showed up, and said Crawley identified himself as a retired Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police officer working on-duty enforcing traffic violations in Monroe. The driver's father called Monroe Police, but Crawley left before they showed up.

A short time later, an officer called for backup when he spotted Crawley at a gas station. When other officers arrived and talked to Crawley, they said he claimed to be a highway patrolman.

Officials say Crawley resisted arrest but was then taken into custody on the charges.

No further information has been released.

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