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Ashford man charged with pretending to be a police officer after Beaver Road crash


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A man has been charged after allegedly pretending to be a police officer after a crash.

David Saunders reportedly threatened members of the public after the car he was in drove into a fence in Ashford.

David Saunders has been charged with impersonating a police officer. Stock picture
David Saunders has been charged with impersonating a police officer. Stock picture

Police were called after Saunders, 37, became aggressive towards witnesses after the silver Vauxhall Astra he was in crashed with the fence in Beaver Road.

He reportedly threatened several people, at one point claiming to be a police officer before pulling out a knife.

The Beaver Road resident has been hit with five separate charges related to the crash and ensuing arguments.

These include dangerous driving, failing to provide a breath specimen, using violence towards others, impersonating a police officer and threatening a person with a knife.

He appeared at Folkestone Magistrates’ Court on Monday November 22 and was remanded in custody to appear at Canterbury Crown Court on Monda December 20.

Saunders reportedly threatened people after crashing in Beaver Road. Photo: Google Street View (53430332)
Saunders reportedly threatened people after crashing in Beaver Road. Photo: Google Street View (53430332)

Police are continuing to investigate the incident, which took pace at 2.55pm on Saturday November 20.

Anyone who has any information and did not speak to an officer at the scene is urged to call Kent Police on 01843 222289 quoting 46/240337/21.

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