Police Arrest Man Who Tried to Pull an Officer Over on Expressway

A man allegedly tried to pull an officer over driving an unmarked vehicle.
Dallas Police vehicle. | Image from Ceri Breeze

Dallas police arrested an 18-year-old man on Sunday after he allegedly tried to pull an officer of the department over while driving an unmarked car on North Central Expressway.

Alexis Estrada Lopez faces one count of impersonating a public servant, perThe Dallas Morning News.

According to an arrest warrant affidavit, the Dallas police officer was driving north in the 8600 block of North Central Expressway when a vehicle got behind him and turned on its red and blue emergency strobe lights.

The affidavit stated the officer moved to the right lane to give the vehicle room to pass because he thought it was an emergency vehicle, but the vehicle pulled up behind him instead.

According to the affidavit, the officer began moving to the shoulder because he thought the vehicle behind him was trying to pull him over. However, the vehicle then turned off its emergency lights and sped past the officer as he drove into the shoulder.

In the affidavit, the officer noticed the vehicle was a cream-colored pickup with a lowered suspension and spiked lug nuts on the wheels.

The officer radioed for uniformed officers to stop the vehicle, which also had an Instagram sticker on the back window. Dallas and Plano police stopped the vehicle in the 3500 block of Wilshire Way in Richardson. According to the affidavit, the vehicle was traveling at speeds of more than 100 mph with its light turned off before it was stopped.

According to the affidavit, officers found two strobe lights with glass-mounting suction cups in the vehicle. Officers also found a hardwired siren, speakers, and air horn.

Officers found the emergency light had been hardwired into the truck, but the wires were cut when they found them.

Officers arrested Estrada, 18, and released the two passengers in his vehicle. Upon his arrest, the 18-year-old told officers that he had turned on the emergency light to make the officer slow down.

Estrada was booked into the Dallas County jail and has since been released on a $1,500 bond.

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