Bright headlights could cost some Arkansans a hefty price

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    FORREST CITY, Ark. (KTHV) - Authorities in St. Francis County are cracking down on lights that could be confused with police lights.

    This comes after a woman near Jonesboro told police last week that a man pretending to be a police officer pulled her over using a blue light. Since then, some East Arkansans are keeping a close watch out for imposters.

    To help keep their citizens safe, St. Francis County Sheriff's Office deputies are warning the public that that any blue lights on cars are banned.

    Sheriff Bobby May said they will ticket some drivers with bright headlights with blue tint.

    "If it comes from the manufacturer, and it has a blue tint in the headlights, then it would be considered legal. It's only illegal if it's installed after you purchase the vehicle," May said.

    A penalty for having blue lights on a vehicle could be as high as $2,500 and a year in jail.

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