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Port Authority PD: Police Impersonator Had Loaded Gun At GWB

INSET: Dorenda M. Wicker
INSET: Dorenda M. Wicker Photo Credit: IMAGES: Courtesy PORT AUTHORITY PD

FORT LEE, N.J. -- A driver who made a U-turn at the George Washington Bridge was carrying a loaded gun while pretending to be a police officer, said authorities who arrested her.

Officers stopped the black Dodge SUV near the upper level toll plaza after the driver made the illegal turn from the Fort Lee exit from the bridge back onto the I-95 ramp, the Port Authority's Joseph Pentangelo said.

The vehicle "had an obstructed license plate obscured by a smoked out plastic plate cover," he said.

Officers immediately spotted the loaded Glock 19 in the driver's waistband, Pentangelo said, adding that she was also wearing a police shield.

A further search turned up 14 rounds of hollow-point ammunition, he said.

The driver -- 43-year-old Dorenda M. Wicker of Philadelphia -- also was carrying a gravity knife in her left front pocket, Pentangelo said.

The officers arreted her on a variety of charges, including weapons possession and impersonating a public servant, he said, adding that she also received several summonses.

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