Ex-constable cited for posing as police officer

BENTONVILLE (AP) - A former constable in Washington County has been arrested in Benton County for allegedly impersonating a police officer.

Tommy Clowers was cited after a resident called Benton County deputies with a complaint about being pulled over by a vehicle decked out to look like a police car. Officers towed away two vehicles from Clowers' Springdale home on Friday. He was released from the Benton County Jail on Saturday.

A deputy had earlier made note of a vehicle with a badge decal on the door, an emergency light bar and blue police lights, and he recorded the tag number.

Our ABC station in Northwest Arkansas, 40/29 News, reports the same vehicle was used in the stop that prompted the resident complaint. The supposed officer asked to see the driver's ID and then drove away.

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