Pickup driver in Sioux Falls uses flashing lights to tricks people into traffic stops
Sioux Falls police are looking for the driver of a pickup suspected of pulling over people by using red and blue flashing lights.
Officer Sam Clemens said two incidents were reported Monday involving the pickup and the red and blue flashing lights.
The first report was made at 7:30 pm. A person was driving near 18th Street and Judy Avenue. The person said a red-colored Chevy pickup, with red and blue flashing lights on the visor, drove up behind them. The person said they thought they were being pulled over, but once they were pulled over the driver of the pickup drove up behind the vehicle, backed up and drove away.
A second incident of that nature was reported again at 9:00 pm in the area of 26th Street and Bahnson Avenue.
Officer Clemens said the red and blue flashing lights described in the situation are available for purchase. However, Clemens said South Dakota law only allows law enforcement to have the lights, and anyone possessing the lights could be charged with a misdemeanor.
Clemens said the suspected vehicle—the red pickup—is not any vehicle law enforcement would have in this area. Clemens also said, if you are pulled over by a vehicle such as this you should call 911 to maker sure it is legitimate law enforcement pulling you over.