Blue Lights – Not on the Police Car This Time

Flashing Blue Lights led to a police citation early this morning in Laurens….but the blue lights were not on a police car. Laurens Police Master Patrolman Patrick Craven reported he was traveling East on East Main Street at 1:55 this morning when he observed a westbound vehicle using flashing blue lights. He observed the vehicle turn into “Rack N Roll” and park. This is an establishment on East Main near the VFW post. Officer Craven exited his vehicle and approached the suspect vehicle, where he identified the driver as a 37-year-old Clinton man. When asked why the man was using blue lights, the man reportedly replied he was just messing with some people he knew. When the officer checked out the man’s identity, he was advised the driver only had an identification card, and no driver’s license. He then confiscated the blue lights from the vehicle and issued the man a citation for Driving without a driver’s license. The man was also counseled on the potential consequences of using blue lights and not being in law enforcement. The man was not detained.