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Man arrested for impersonating an officer, beating driver

Flashing lights in Lomache's vehicle. (Provided by Hamilton Co. police) Flashing lights in Lomache's vehicle. (Provided by Hamilton Co. police)
David Lomache from Hamilton County David Lomache from Hamilton County
Flashing lights in Lomache's vehicle. (Provided by Hamilton Co. police) Flashing lights in Lomache's vehicle. (Provided by Hamilton Co. police)
An electronic siren in the suspect's vehicle. (Provided by Hamilton Co. police) An electronic siren in the suspect's vehicle. (Provided by Hamilton Co. police)
(FOX19) -

A Mount Washington man appeared in court Thursday for allegedly impersonating a police officer and then beating a driver with a baton.

54-year-old David Lomache is charged with felonious assault, impersonating an officer and criminal endangerment for the incident, which took place at Sutton Road and Four Mile Road in Anderson Township.

Court documents state Lomache activated red and blue flashing lights atop his white Oldsmobile Wednesday in an attempt to pull over a motorist. The driver questioned if Lomache was a police officer, to which he replied "Yes I am," and then approached the victim at his vehicle door.

Lomache then hit the victim in the arm and face with the baton, according to an affidavit. The document states striking a baton in the head area is considered by police to be use of a deadly weapon.

After Lomache drove away, the victim called police and followed him to Beechmont Avenue where Lomache was arrested. Officials found his car was outfitted with multiple flashing light units and contained a microphone siren, which authorities say is a device only used by a police officer.

Lomache is currently being held on a $125,000 bond.

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