22-year-old arrested for impersonating officer - WKRN News 2

Man arrested for impersonating officer after speeding by an off-duty cop


A man driving a truck with an activated light bar nearly struck an off-duty police officer head-on while going 80 miles per hour.

The officer was in his personal vehicle and called for a marked police car to assist in stopping the pick-up just after 9 a.m. Friday morning.

He followed the suspect until an on-duty officer could stop the vehicle.

Both officers detected the odor of marijuana as they approached the truck, which was equipped with a roof mount light bar, windshield mounted lights, a siren box and a speed radar device.

The driver, 22-year-old Brent Elliot, also had a loaded .40 caliber pistol inside his vehicle, as well as a BB gun rifle, several containers of ammunition, a badge holder and 2 grams of marijuana.

His vehicle also matched the description of a pick-up truck that attempted to pull over a female tourist on the interstate over the weekend.

Elliot, of Joelton, works at a private Nashville business where he installs lights on emergency vehicles.

He is being charged with criminal impersonation of a law enforcement officer, reckless endangerment with a motor vehicle, marijuana possession, unlawful possession of a handgun and reckless driving.

Elliot is free on $57,000 bond.

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