David Lafon charged with driving an unregistered car designed to resemble a police vehicle

Vehicle suspected in illegal stops, troopers say

RIVIERA BEACH, Fla. - The Florida Highway Patrol has arrested a man they say may have been impersonating a law enforcement officer.

The FHP says that one of its troopers observed a gold Ford Crown Victoria run a stop sign as it turned on Blue Heron Boulevard from a parking lot.

After the car was stopped by FHP, the trooper said he discovered that the driver had a suspended driver's license and the vehicle was equipped with functional red and blue flashing lights and a siren.

FHP investigators say it appeared to be an unmarked police vehicle. Troopers also say the vehicle was unregistered and was displaying a stolen tag.

David Lafon from Lake Worth was arrested and charged with unlawful blue lights, driving with a suspended driver license, and failure to register the vehicle.

The Flordia Highway Patrol says the Ford Crown Victoria also matches the description of a vehicle that has been seen traveling through traffic and running red lights with the emergency lights activated.

FHP investigators are trying to determine if the Lafon has been conducting traffic stops.

If anyone has been stopped by  the vehicle they are urged to contact the Florida Highway Patrol at 954-837-4012