The Oklahoma Highway Patrol is working in cooperation with the McLoud Police Department to identify the man who claimed to be a state trooper when he pulled over a driver August 30th in the area of I-40 and McLoud Road.
“The investigation is ongoing,” said OHP Chief of Patrol Michael Harrell. “We are making every effort to work with local authorities in locating and identifying this person. We understand that drivers are in a state of heightened awareness following this incident, and the safety of Oklahoma motorists is our foremost concern.”
Harrell said drivers who have questions about the legitimacy of a traffic stop always have the option of calling 911 or *55 to contact local dispatchers.
Harrell added that OHP troopers will always be wearing a uniform that clearly identifies them, and traffic units are clearly marked with the OHP logo and “State Trooper” on the vehicle.
The impersonator in the McLoud case is described as a Hispanic or Native American man, about 6 feet tall, with a slender to medium build. He was wearing a gray polo shirt with no OHP identifiers, a tactical vest, and a police duty belt with a pistol, badge, and handcuffs.
Anyone with information about the McLoud incident is asked to call OHP at 1-866-OHPTIPS , or McLoud Police Department at 405-788-4800.