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BRUNSWICK, Ohio – A Medina man turned himself in after police say he hit a car and said he was a Brunswick police officer.

The hit-skip happened Saturday night on Pearl Road near Oxford in Brunswick. Kathy Paintiff said she was sideswiped by a man claiming to be an officer with the Brunswick Police Department.

“‘I want to see your identification and insurance card.’ He opens his wallet and said ‘you know I am a Brunswick police officer,'” Paintiff said. She said the man appeared to be drunk.

On Tuesday, Brunswick police arrested Joshua Wilke, 36, of Medina, when he turned himself in following media coverage of the crash. According to a news release from Brunswick police, Wilke is an unpaid, volunteer Wakeman police officer.

Wilke was charged with impersonating an officer, leaving the scene of an accident, driving within marked lanes and failure to signal a lane change. Brunswick police said he will appear in Brunswick Mayor’s Court on Dec. 6.

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Article Courtesy of WEWS NewsChannel 5