Lt. Sal Nesci, police spokesman, said Sgt. Rob Abouchacra was stopped at a red light on Golden Street in his personal vehicle when a Jeep came up behind him at a high rate of speed. The Jeep turned on red and blue flashing lights and Abouchacra pulled to the side, thinking it was a police vehicle. After the Jeep passed, Abouchacra saw it was not a police vehicle and contacted police dispatch with the license plate number of the Jeep.
Police determined the vehicle belonged to a private citizen, Nesci said. It was stopped a short distance away, and the driver was identified as Michaud.
Michaud was released on $2,500 bond. He is due in Meriden Superior Court on March 7.