A River Rouge man was arraigned on charges related to impersonating a police officer after authorities say he attempted to pull over a woman while driving an unmarked vehicle. 

The incident was reported March 27 on the Lodge Freeway (M-10) near Interstate 94 in Detroit. 

Michigan State Police say they were able to pin 23-year-old Blake Purvis to the crime after searching his vehicle and discovering a K-9 jacket and K-9 collar brass.

Police arrested Purvis on Wednesday and charged him with misdemeanors of unlawfully wearing or displaying law enforcement identification and possession of flashing lights on a motor vehicle.  

Purvis was taken to the Detroit Detention Center where he posted bond, police say.  

"If a driver has any doubt if they are being stopped by a real police officer they should keep driving, turn on their emergency flashers and contact 911 to verify if that is a real police officer," Michigan State Police said in a release. 

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