Drive Wire for August 3rd, 2016: Texas Lawmaker Wants to Ban Cop Cars from Private Hands

Bill would make it a crime for non-police officers to drive around in vehicles that resemble police cruisers.

byThe Drive Staff| PUBLISHED Aug 3, 2016 7:45 PM

Today on Drive Wire, a Texas legislator wants to keep private citizens from laying their hands on vehicles that resemble police cars. Inspired by a recent incident in which a man in a police cruiser-like vehicle attempted to lure a 14-year-old boy playing Pokemon Go! into his car, state representative Craig Goldman is seeking to make it a crime for anyone to drive around in a vehicle that has been outfitted with insignia or equipment that could cause someone to confuse it with an actual cop car. For more on the story, check out the video above.