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.