Man accused of impersonating police officer faces judge - WFSB 3 Connecticut

Man accused of impersonating police officer faces judge

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(Groton police photo) (Groton police photo)

A 26-year-old man, who police said endangered drivers and others by impersonating a police officer while driving erratically, is back on the streets.

According to his arrest warrant, Carl Adams told police he liked driving with lights and sirens on, and he’s done it often in many towns and in other states.

He appeared before a judge on Wednesday, who told Adams that he is lucky nobody got hurt when he was racing around Groton in his Honda CRV, weaving in and out of traffic and passing school buses.

Adams' mother, Marie Adams, said she is not pleased with her son.

"I saw the Channel 3 news first and I said 'that car looks an awful lot like yours'," she said. "What can you say to something like that. He wasn't taught to drive that way."

Adams went to police at their request on Tuesday, and initially said it wasn’t him, but he later recanted.

Police suspect Adams 2-year-old child may have been in the car with him when he was allegedly impersonating a police officer.

Adams told detectives he works for the Salvation Army at the Canteen and was responding to a fire. However, there was no fire call.

The Salvation Army said Adams isn’t authorized to use lights and sirens.

Adams is due back in court after Thanksgiving.

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