A Highland County woman will likely face a charge of filing a false report after allegedly reporting that she had been pulled over by someone impersonating a law enforcement officer.
According to Highland County Sheriff Donnie Barrera, his office received a call Wednesday from a female stating that she had been pulled over on New Market Road, near Mad River Road in New Market Township, by a male subject in a tan SUV with the word “police” on the side by a man representing himself as a peace officer.
The female alleged that she was pulled over, and the male indicating he was an officer approached her and her two small children requesting that she exit her vehicle, Barrera said. He said the female reported that she refused to exit her car and that the male subject then stated that he did not have time to deal with her and told her to have a nice day.
After receiving the woman’s report, several deputies responded to the area of the alleged incident looking for the SUV. After a short period of time and after having reviewed video surveillance from two New Market businesses, it was determined by the sheriff’s office that the female caller was not pulled over by someone impersonating a police officer, as she had previously stated, Barrera said.
The sheriff said that after having been interviewed by deputies at the sheriff’s office, Chloe Fraley, 28, of East Danville, admitted that she had made a false report and that she had not been pulled over by someone impersonating a police officer.
Barrera said the matter remains under investigation and charges will be filed for a false report.