A Depew man pulled over for speeding in Cheektowaga Friday had a car equipped with emergency-style flashing lights and claimed to be a member of a volunteer fire company, State Police said Sunday.
Louis J. Volo Jr., 57, was charged with second-degree criminal impersonation, misdemeanor cocaine possession and various vehicle and traffic violations.
Troopers said they saw an unmarked vehicle speeding on Route 33 about 6:30 p.m. with red and white lights flashing, and other drivers were pulling over to let it pass. The driver turned off the flashing lights when a patrol car approached.
Volo said he was a volunteer firefighter, but troopers determined he wasn't. They said they found a glass pipe with alleged cocaine residue in Volo's car.