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Nevada Police Chaplain Accused Of Impersonating Officer

SPARKS, Nev. (AP) — Police say a Nevada man accused of using flashing red and blue lights to move traffic was a police chaplain, but he did not have authority to use emergency lights.


Nevada Highway Patrol arrested 79-year-old Jay Harlen Jeffers last week after authorities say he used the lights mounted on the dashboard of his pickup truck while driving on U.S. Highway 395.

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Nevada Highway Patrol says Jeffers had a Sparks police chaplain badge and identification card.


Sparks police say his status as a chaplain has been suspended.

Jeffers was charged with impersonating a peace officer, reckless driving and displaying red and blue lights on a non-emergency vehicle.

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A phone number under Jeffers' name was not listed. It's not known if he has an attorney who could comment on the allegations.