Police impersonator who pulled over real cop gets probation

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Posted: Mar 20, 2015 1:38 PM

AKRON, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio man who pulled over a detective while impersonating a police officer has been sentenced to 18 months of probation and ordered to undergo a mental health evaluation.

Fifty-year-old David Scofield, of Lancaster, was sentenced Thursday in Akron. A judge fined him $1,000 and ordered that all contents seized from his car, including a gun and law enforcement paraphernalia, be destroyed.

Scofield was arrested Oct. 13 after a detective said Scofield shined a spotlight into his car and swerved in front of him on Interstate 76 outside Akron.

Scofield pleaded no contest last month to misdemeanor charges of impersonating a police officer, mishandling a firearm and obstructing official business.

His attorney said Friday he's pleased his client avoided jail.