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Peter Brasile flashed gold badge at motorist, pulled him over, police say

Peter Brasile, 52, of Wantagh, is charged with

Peter Brasile, 52, of Wantagh, is charged with criminal impersonation. Nassau County police said Brasile yelled at another driver to "pull over," displaying a gold badge in a black wallet, as the two drove south on the road in Wantagh at about 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 21, 2016. Photo Credit: NCPD

A Wantagh man who flashed a badge at another motorist as they drove on Wantagh Avenue on Thursday faces a charge of criminal impersonation, Nassau County police said.

Peter Brasile, 52 of Cypress Street, yelled for the other driver, a man, 43, to “pull over,” displaying a gold badge in a black wallet, as the two drove south on the road in Wantagh at about 5:30 p.m., police said.

The other driver did pull over, but he also called 911, and officers from the Seventh Precinct responded, police said.

Brasile was arrested on a charge of first-degree criminal impersonation and is scheduled to be arraigned Friday at First District Court in Hempstead.

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