A Braintree man who owns a $100,000 Italian luxury car allegedly painted it to look like a police cruiser and will now face a charge of impersonating a police officer, police told The Patriot Ledger on Monday.
According to the report, Officer Blake Holt was on patrol when he noticed a 2010 Maserati that looked strangely similar to a police cruiser, including the black-and-white coloring and even some police-related decals.
The Ledger reported that Holt pulled the car over, only to have the driver claim he was actually helping law enforcement keep the roads safe.
Foster said the driver told Holt that he believed he was assisting the police “because other drivers noticed him and slowed down, thinking it was a police vehicle.’’
The Ledger added that the driver, who has not been identified, is set to appear in Quincy District Court.