Man arrested for impersonating an officer

(Photo provided/Tippecanoe County Jail)

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) – A man accused of impersonating an officer in West Lafayette is out on bond.

West Lafayette Police arrested 23-year-old Justin Ewert on Wednesday afternoon near the intersection of Cumberland Avenue and U.S. 231.

An off-duty officer says he saw Ewert driving recklessly in heavy traffic and flashing a white light at other drivers.

When police stopped Ewert, they say they found radio and video systems mounted in the car, as well as handcuffs and a gun.

Ewert is charged with impersonating law enforcement and carrying a handgun without a license.

He bonded out of the Tippecanoe County Jail Friday morning. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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