A man jailed in Iowa City faces charges after his attempt to be a cop backfired. Police say 32-year-old Darrel Irvine was stopped early Thursday morning for going the wrong way.He went down a one-way street and when an officer approached, he presented a badge. It looked like a police officer’s badge, from Lincoln, Nebraska. After a check, however, the badge number turned out to be one that was not currently active. Iowa City police sergeant Brian Krei says the man’s current address is in Coralville but he used to live in Lincoln, and at one time was an officer on the Lincoln police force. Krei says he was a former police officer, but doesn’t currently work at any police department. Irvine will now face more charges in connection with the incident. Krei says there’s a charge of impersonating a police officer and another of OWI, drunk driving. Records show Irvine worked for the Lincoln police department from December 2001 to April 2002.
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