Report: Man uses blue light to pull ex-wife over

  • Friday, June 6, 2014


A North Augusta man was detained after he allegedly used a flashing blue light in his car to pull over his ex-wife, according to the Aiken Department of Public Safety.

Timothy Martin, 47, of Spearhead Court in North Augusta, was charged with unlawful use of blue/red lights and violation of a protection order. He was placed in the Aiken County detention center.

Officers met with the female victim near the intersection of Richland Avenue and Williamsburg Street about 7:15 a.m. on June 9, according to an incident report. She looked “visibly distraught,” and looked around frantically while her hands and arms were shaking.

The victim said she was driving her child to school when a black Ford Taurus with flashing blue interior lights attempted to pull her over near the intersection of Colleton Avenue and Williamsburg Street, police said. When she pulled over, Martin exited the van and she realized it was her ex-husband. She put the vehicle into gear and drove off.

The victim said there was no reason for her husband to have blue lights in his vehicle, and that he doesn’t work for a law enforcement agency. She added that she already had an order of protection against Martin.


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