Monroe County Sheriff’s Department Investigating Phony Traffic Stop

Monroe County Sheriff Joe Colston is warning residents of a person impersonating an officer making traffic stops.

An incident happened Saturday night on Highway 151 north of Madison where a woman was stopped by a silver car with a light bar on top but no visible markings.

The woman was approached by the driver who was wearing a uniform similar to the Highway Patrol but with a badge.

The woman was instructed to drive into Madison to fix supposed equipment violations.

The silver unmarked car followed her to Madison and turned onto North Street.

Investigation has shown no agencies in the area making any type of traffic stop and Colston warns residents that if you aren’t sure if the traffic stop is legitimate, contact 911 and give dispatchers your location so they can verify the validity of the stop.