Criminal Justice

Smartphone, Dumb Idea: Using Blue-and-Red Light App to Pull Over Fellow Motorist


An Idaho man has been arrested for allegedly using a blue-and-red light application on his smart phone to pull over a fellow motorist.

Alexander Welch, 20, was charged in Boise with unlawful exercise of a police function and is being held in the Ada County Jail, the Idaho Statesman reports.

Authorities were alerted to the situation by the motorist Welch allegedly pulled over, the newspaper says, who called to report he had been stopped briefly by someone who didn’t appear to be a police officer and then followed the suspect vehicle.

Police say they found a cellphone with a blue-and-red light application in Welch’s car when they located the vehicle, and he was arrested.

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