A US state policeman was arrested on Friday after authorities found out he was pulling women over to ask them on dates, The Associated Press reports.
New Jersey state police were alerted to officer Marquice Prather‘s activity after several women complained.
The 37-year-old allegedly turned off his wireless microphones after targeting women between the ages of 20 and 35, and asking them for their phone numbers during stops.
He is being charged with falsifying and tampering with public records to cover up his behaviour.
He has also been suspended without pay.
The trooper joined the police force in 2013 and makes an annual salary of $60,749, state payroll records showed.
A conviction on the third-degree charge carries a sentence of three to five years in state prison and a fine of up to $15,000 and fourth-degree carries a sentence of up to 18 months in prison and a fine of up to $10,000.
Prather’s attorney said he will plead not guilty.