A Schuylkill County resident has been charged with impersonating a police officer following an incident in Carbon County.
Nesquehoning police said Matthew Giambona, 18, of 1101 W. Water St., Coaldale, has been charged in connection with an incident that occurred about 9:25 p.m. on Feb. 22 along SR54.
Police said Officer Carl Breiner received a report from a Eugene Jacobs who said he was driving along SR54 when a vehicle behind him kept flashing his headlights. The incident was near the Schuylkill-Carbon line.
Jacobs said he pulled over and the person in the other vehicle exited his car and approached his and then identified himself as an undercover Nesquehoning police officer. He asked to see Jacob's driver's license. He told Jacobs he was stopped for erratic driving.
The man took the license back to his vehicle then returned in about a minute and told Jacobs he was letting him go but warned him to driver safely.
Through an investigation Officer Timothy Wuttke interviewed Giambona. Giambona at first denied any wrongdoing but then under further questioning admitted he was the person who stopped Jacobs and identifying himself as a police officer.
The charge was filed at the officer of District Judge Casimir Kosciolek, of Lansford.