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Colo. Fire Chief Arrested for Impersonating Officer

July 11, 2011  | 

The chief of the Hygiene (Colo.) Fire Protection District was arrested Saturday after he allegedly tried to pull a vehicle over after a traffic altercation.

Boulder County Sheriff's Office spokesperson Sgt. Mike Dimond says William Nelson, 57, allegedly used his personal vehicle with lights on it to pull over another vehicle around 10:15 p.m. near North Foothills Highway and Hygiene Road. The details of the traffic altercation have not been released.

Dimond said deputies discovered a small amount of marijuana and drug paraphernalia in his car, along with a pistol and a rifle. Nelson was found to be under the influence of alcohol. Nelson was arrested on eight charges including impersonating a peace officer, a 2nd offense DUI/DWAI, and marijuana possession, according to Dimond.

Source: 9News

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Tom Ret LPD @ 7/12/2011 11:42 AM

This guy might as well kiss his career good bye and justifiably so if the information is correct.

michael @ 7/14/2011 5:38 PM

What a complete idiot, he should lose his job. He has a prior DUI and now caught driving again under the influence with weed in his possession etc..
I think down deep this guy really wanted to be a cop not a foundation saver.

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