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Bardstown Man Charged With Impersonating A Police Officer

Posted at 8:59 AM, Jun 19, 2018

NELSON COUNTY, Ky. (WAVE 3)— A man was allegedly attempting to pull someone over, when he was pulled over by an actual police officer.

According to the arrest citation, 19-year-old Tyler James Boynton-Vannattan pulled up behind a driver on West Broadway Avenue in Bardstown just before 1 a.m.

Police say Boynton-Vannattan was displaying flashing LED lights in his dash and was operating a siren.

WAVE 3 News is reporting that the driver of the car called the police, and a third driver who witnessed it all pulled behind Boynton-Vannattan to corroborate the story when police came.

Police say when they arrived on scene and approached Boynton-Vannattan’s vehicle, they saw he had a bronze badge in the car that said "commissioned, special, support dog ID, partial access". Boynton-Vannattan admitted he did not have a support animal with him.

He was charged with one count of impersonating an officer of the peace.