(KMOV.com) – A man is facing charges after he allegedly impersonated a police officer to avoid a traffic ticket.
Donald Williams has been charged with impersonating an officer and resisting arrest. Williams was pulled over by Caseyville Police Sunday night because a front headlight was out on his car. When the officer went up to Williams’ car, police claim he showed them a badge that indicated he was an officer with Cahokia Campus Police, providing security for the Cahokia School District. Williams claimed he was a 15-year veteran of the force.
When an officer asked him why he no longer worked for Cahokia police, authorities said his response made the officer suspicious.
Williams worked for Washington Park Police many years ago but is not currently employed by law enforcement. News 4 learned he has not worked as a security guard for Cahokia Schools for at least one year.
Officers said they also noticed a handgun in Williams’ car. When they asked if he had a gun in the car, he allegedly responded “maybe,” before police said he became aggressive. Williams allegedly injured the officer’s hand.
Williams is being held in the St. Clair County Jail on a $40,000 bond.