A family hopes law officers will make clear what they expect a driver to do if an officer tries to stop her and she wants to make sure a fake cop is not stopping her. That's what Vanessa Kimery thought was happening to her when she saw flashing lights behind her Wednesday morning.
It turns out it was the real deal -- a Greene County sheriff's deputy. The deputy tried to stop Kimery on South Campbell Avenue (U.S. 160), south of Springfield.
It wasn't too long ago that Highway Patrol troopers and the Howell County sheriff were dealing the case of two women who were pulled over and assaulted near West Plains by a man impersonating an officer. So, remembering that, Kimery says she wanted to be safe instead of sorry when she saw police lights behind her.
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