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Authorities: SC man charged again for impersonating a SLED agent

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MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WCSC) -

A 51-year-old Myrtle Beach man has been charged again for impersonating a SLED agent. 

Authorities charged Joseph Michael DePace with impersonating a law enforcement officer, a misdemeanor which carries a penalty upon conviction of up to one year in prison or a fine of up to $500. 

DePace was charged for an incident that happened in May where authorities say he conducted a traffic stop and claimed he was a SLED agent. 

According to the arrest warrant, DePace used a blue light and siren to pull over a vehicle on Highway 31 in Myrtle Beach. 

Authorities say DePace showed the driver of the vehicle a badge and identified himself as a SLED agent. 

A report states DePace told the driver that if he saw him "driving that way again he would arrest him."

SLED officials say DePace had been charged in September for a similar incident that happened in March. 

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