POLICE arrested a 19-year-old man early on Monday morning and charged him with three counts of impersonating a police officer.
One three occasions, on August 1, August 31 and early Sunday morning, the man allegedly placed a flashing red and blue light on his white Commodore sedan while travelling behind other vehicles.
Police said the man did not approach any of the drivers.
Canobolas Local Area Command Inspector Dave Harvey said police pulled the man’s vehicle over on Bathurst Road at 3am Monday.
“When the suspect’s vehicle was pulled over it was searched and a light laser was seized,” he said.
“He was then taken back to Orange Police Station and assisted police with their enquiries.”
Inspector Harvey said police had done an excellent job in identifying the person responsible for the crimes.
“However we’d like anyone who may have any information about any other similar incidents to contact Orange police or Crime Stoppers,” he said.
Police believe the man was not the only occupant of the vehicle when the incidents occurred.
He has been released on bail and will appear in Orange Local Court later this month.
Inspector Harvey would not confirm a link between these incidents and an alleged sexual assault on August 10 when a man who may have been impersonating a police officer pulled over a female driver in Botanic Way.