An Alpine Township (Michigan) paid-on-call firefighter is suspended after using his lights while tailgating another vehicle. The incident is being considered a case of road rage. The driver thought he was impersonating a police officer.
The car behind him was an unmarked vehicle with a red flashing light on top. “His flashing lights were on, sirens were going and I looked over to my buddy and said, ‘I’m not about to pull over, that’s not a cop,” said Stiles.
Stiles pulled over to slow down and allowed the unmarked car to pass. “He finally passes us and gets about two to three car lengths in front of us and turns his lights off. I said to my friend, ‘call the cops, dude, this guy is trying to impersonate a cop,” said Stiles. Read more
Alpine Township Fire Chief Ron Christians says that this situation did not warrant the use of the lights.
The Kent County Sheriff’s Department is investigating the case.