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It’s alleged the man advised the driver that he was speeding and that he could either go to jail or pay a fine, and that if he paid the fine immediately he would receive a discount.

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A man was driving south on 69th Street S.W. toward Glenmore Trail on Tuesday around 3 p.m. when he was stopped by a white Honda Civic with red and blue lights attached to its front window, police said in a release.

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The man went to his vehicle and returned with a yellow piece of paper. Police say the driver refused to pay the fine, asked the man for his badge number or identification and said he would contact police.

Calgary police are investigating after a fake officer pulled over a motorist and tried to collect a fine for speeding. (David Bell/CBC)

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TALK: 1-800-222-8477 TYPE: www.calgarycrimestoppers.orgPartner remembers Const. Rick SonnenbergAt that point, the man went back to his vehicle and left the scene.

Police say the victim was then told he was speeding and was threatened with jail if he did not pay a fine.

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