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Police say La Grange man claimed to be FEMA officer

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Roy Thomas Stacey, III (Source: Louisville Metro Corrections) Roy Thomas Stacey, III (Source: Louisville Metro Corrections)

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Louisville Metro Police say it was all about who you are and who you know for a La Grange man who was being arrested early Thursday morning.

According to an arrest report, officers witnessed 52-year-old Roy Thomas Stacey, III driving his 2007 Mercedes Benz at 110 mph on I-265 between I-64 and Taylorsville Rd. 

"This driver's actions were reckless and created an extremely dangerous situation," police say. "He placed himself, his intoxicated passenger and other motorists in danger."

When police stopped the car, they could allegedly smell alcohol, and Stacey was unsteady on his feet.

He was arrested and charged with speeding 26 miles or more over the limit, operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol or drugs, and reckless driving.

While on the way to Louisville Metro Corrections, he allegedly claimed that he makes over $1 million a year, he knows people in law enforcement and that he is a badge-carrying FEMA officer.

Whether that was true or not, it didn't help him, according to the arrest report. He was arrested shortly before 2 a.m.

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