Massachusetts man sentenced for impersonating a police officer

- FILE - Connecticut State Police Cruiser (WTNH)

(WTNH) – A Massachusetts man has been sentenced for impersonating a law enforcement officer.

Antonio Stephens, of Agawam, Massachusetts, must serve at least 30 days of a one year-long sentence, but he will be eligible to be released after 30 days as long as he meets certain criteria.

According to Connecticut State Police, a State Police detective was driving on I-91 when he noticed a vehicle with flashing blue and red LED lights behind him.

The detective, who was not driving a State Police cruiser, moved over and called for assistance when he realized the car was not a law enforcement vehicle.

Connecticut State Police said Stephens sped more than 100 miles per hour at one point and eventually got away from the detective.

Troopers and the detective were able to identify Stephens from his Massachusetts license plate and assistance from the Agawam Police Department.

After being contacted at his home, Stephens later turned himself in to police.


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