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SC volunteer firefighter accused of impersonating police. Pulls teen driver over for speeding.

 Bethel Volunteer Fire Department (York County, SC) Firefighter David Charles Williams.

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A Bethel firefighter was arrested early Thursday morning for impersonating an officer when he pulled a woman over for passing him on the road.

David Charles Williams, 29, of Clover, is charged with impersonating an officer, according to the report from the York County Sheriff’s Office.

The incident was reported at 1:05 a.m. on Ridge Road in Clover.

Jonathan McFadden, Charlotte Observer:

Williams had a fire department radio strapped around his chest and said he turned onto Ridge Road from Highway 321 when he saw a car drive up behind him, pass him on a double yellow line and then speed up, the report states.

Williams said he caught up with the car, turned on the lights on his car and pulled over the driver, a 17-year-old girl. He spoke with the girl and took her driver’s license, which he later gave to the responding deputy, the report states.

The girl told the deputy that she thought Williams was a police officer. She then said he shouted profanities and then began questioning her about her driving.


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  • Dickey

    Not a good thing. No authority to “pull over” a vehicle like that no matter what the circumstances. Observe and report is the best a firefighter can do…be a good witness, that’s the best you can get. If he were mine, he would be fired and all lights and identification would be confiscated.

  • No.1 Statter Fan from Virginia

    Looks like Rhett Fleitz’s cousin.


    It’s Truckster88! I recognize those googly eyes and double chin anywhere. He must have learned it in Volly Academy.

  • Legeros

    Dave, here’s something you should also look into. People claiming to be fire bloggers. Seems like a growing issue, with more and more firefighters believing their stories. I’ve heard that some of them have even built whole web sites, and have pictures of themselves, and sponsors, and even giveaways. There’s a story here, for sure!

  • Agates1272

    Ahh, just another whacker trying to ruin it for the rest of us.

  • D Schaefer

    Hope you enjoy your time in the county jail.

  • ukfbbuff

    Friend of Jerry Engle’s?

  • Mr618

    Be interesting to find out what this idiot drives. Wonder if it’s another used CVPI, with lots of lights (like the jackass a few months back, who had the run-in with the real cop)? One more reason why police cars shouldn’t be sold (even security companies and taxis — the two biggest customers for second-hand cop cars — get out of control). Once they’re no longer usable by the municipality, they should be crushed.

    And this idiot’s car should be seized (regardless of make and model) and crushed.

  • Anonymous

    When did citizens arrest become illegal? So he used his fire lights. What if he had just pulled up next to her and motioned for her to pull over and she complied with that?

    • CHAOS

      “arrest” for passing on a double yellow??