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Louisiana man accused of impersonating a police officer, punching a semi truck driver in the face


A Louisiana man is facing multiple charges following an alleged altercation with a truck driver earlier this month.

Fifty-seven year old Brad Schexnayder has been charged with impersonation of a police officer, simple battery, and two counts of reckless operation of a vehicle.

The charges stem from an incident that occurred on June 7 when Schexnayder reportedly abruptly stopped in front of an 18 wheeler while driving on the NE Evangeline Thruway in Lafayette, Louisiana.

“Mr. Schexnayder, he identified himself as a Lafayette Police officer and tried to give (the driver) commands to get out of the vehicle. In the process of that, he wound up striking the victim in the face with a closed fist. And then, he actually got back into his vehicle and fled the scene,” Senior Corporal Matthew Benoit of the Lafayette Police told the Louisiana Radio Network.

“The entire event was recorded on the truck driver’s camera,” Benoit said. “Which investigators were able to piece together all of that information from that and establish who he was and where he lived.”

Lafayette Police later determined that Schexnayder works for a security company and his work uniform resembles a police uniform.

Investigators were able to locate Schexnayder at his home and arrest him following a brief standoff with the the Lafayette Parish SWAT team.


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