A potential police imposter is in Bethlehem, according to authorities who are currently investigating after an incident Friday night on Route 9W near Church Street.

According to police, a driver told them he was stopped Friday night by a car with red and blue flashing lights but no front license plate. Police say the possible police impostor told the driver he was stopped for having a broken tail light.

The driver got out, checked the light, and it appeared to be working fine. That is when police say the driver became suspicious and asked for identification but the suspect fled after that. 

Police describe the suspect as a white male 25 to 30 years old, thin build, and with a darker complexion.

Right now police do not have a motive, but they do want to remind drivers it is legal for unmarked police cars to conduct traffic stops.

If a driver is suspicious, here is what they can do.

"Verify information; officers have no problem showing, [proving] I am a police officer. It's all about safety; if you see something, proceed to well lit areas, pull into a convenience store."

Police are asking anyone with information to give them a call.​