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Troopers say man driving 97 mph in Schoharie falsely claimed to be cop

Troopers say man driving 97 mph in Schoharie falsely claimed to be cop

Don L. Jones, 54, of Elmont, faces a felony charge of first-degree criminal impersonation.

A Long Island man who police stopped for allegedly driving 97 mph on I-88 Sunday is facing a felony charge after identifying himself as a police officer, according to state police

Don L. Jones, 54, of 67 Hill Ave., Elmont, was charged with first-degree criminal impersonation following the 9:45 p.m. traffic stop, according to a release from the state police at Cobleskill.

Police allege Jones displayed a gold shield that looked like one used by New York City police detectives and identified himself as a police officer. He is not a police officer, according to troopers.

Jones was arraigned and scheduled for a hearing in Schoharie Town Court.

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