“That officer, he was traveling northbound. He was approached by a vehicle traveling at a high rate of speed, it turned on blue lights. He moved over and observed something wasn’t right,” said Coweta County Sheriff’s Lieutenant John Kennedy
Lieutenant Kennedy said 21-year-old Deion Collier was behind the wheel. Officer Hulet called 9-1-1.
Officer Hulet identified himself to the 9-1-1 dispatch and said he was following a vehicle with emergency lights that he did not believe was a legitimate police vehicle.
The suspicious vehicle was an unmarked 2008 black Ford Fusion. At one point, while Officer Hulet was following the suspicious vehicle, Deion Collier realized what was happening and pointed a gun towards Officer Hulet through the car window.
The situation came to a head, when Deion Collier pulled over at Exit 56 and approached the officer’s vehicle.
“The offender came out of the vehicle and approached the officer’s car with the firearm still in his hand. That’s when Officer Hulet exited his vehicle produced his firearm, identified himself as a police officer and the individual submitted to his commands,” said Kennedy.
A loaded gun, bullets, and flashing strobe were among the evidence reportedly recovered from Collier’s car.
Collier was booked into the Coweta County Jail, charged with impersonating a police officer and aggravated assault.