LAYTON -- Police say a Layton teen will face charges of impersonating an officer after he pulled over a motorist Thursday night and told the man he was checking the area for people driving under the influence.
The teen, who was driving a silver Chevy Tahoe with red, flashing lights, initiated a traffic stop near 2500 East 1400 North around 6:30 p.m. He told the driver he was a police officer, but let the man leave shortly afterward when the motorist asked the teen for identification.
The teen gave the man a fake badge number, said Sgt. Jason Hinojosa.
The motorist gave police a description of the teen, his SUV and the vehicle's license plate number. Police later tracked down the teen at his Layton home, where he was arrested and later released back to his parents.
Authorities are not identifying the teen or giving his age, but say he is licensed to drive. He will be charged with two counts of impersonating a police officer, a class-B misdemeanor.
Hinojosa said the teen also admitted to initiating a fake traffic stop near 2100 North and 2150 East on Dec. 21. The teen reportedly told police he used a friend's vehicle and lights to pull over the vehicles as a prank.
Ogden Police were also looking for a man for impersonating a police officer on Thursday, but it is not connected to this case.
Police say a suspicious man told an employee at Travel Lodge, 2110 Washington Blvd., in Ogden, he was there for "police business" around 5 a.m. A couple staying in a room at the motel later called the front desk complaining a man was banging on the door and asking for drugs.
The employee called 911.
The man left after the woman asked him for his badge number. The man is described as a black male, 6 feet 2 inches tall, 220 pounds with a clean shaven face.