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Perv trooper makes couple strip during traffic stop

It must get boring out there working the speedtraps in Cook County. Nothing like spicing up a midnight shift by pulling people over and making them strip to the skivvies for your entertainment. The kicker to the story is that the cop never called in the alleged violation, so he’s just your garden variety sicko.

When the man in the uniform told them to strip to their underwear, the young couple thought they’d surely encountered someone impersonating a cop. But the man involved in a traffic stop near Northbrook was in fact Illinois State Trooper Jeremy Dozier, Cook County prosecutors allege. Dozier, a 10-year veteran trooper, was charged Friday with four counts of official misconduct. Bond set at $50,000

Dozier, driving an unmarked squad car, came upon the couple while their car was parked along Interstate 94 near Northbrook about 1:30 a.m. Thursday, prosecutors said.

Dozier gave the 22-year-old man and 18-year-old woman a Breathalyzer test, prosecutors said. Dozier told the woman she had failed the test and then asked her what he should do, Jensen said. The woman suggested Dozier write a ticket. But Dozier allegedly said he didn’t want to put her “in the system.”

Dozier then ordered the couple to strip down to their underwear, which they did, Jensen said. At some point, Dozier stepped back, and the couple were able to jump into their car and get away, Jensen said.

“They couldn’t believe it was a real cop,” said Tom Bilyk, supervisor of the Cook County state’s attorney’s public corruption and financial crimes unit, which is handling the case. Dozier had never called in the original traffic stop and so the dispatcher was apparently unaware Dozier might be involved, Jensen said.

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