Merkerson has played Lieutenant Anita Van Buran on Law & Order for 13 seasons and cops to being really happy with the reaction she gets from real-life police officers.
This past week, she was at an event and fumbling to get the tickets from her purse until one of the guards looked at her, said Hey Lou, for Lieutenant and waved her inside.
But she hasnt had a chance to see if her role could ever help her get out of a traffic ticket and doubts it will ever happen because, I dont drive that often and Im a very good driver.
Law & Order airs Wednesday on NBC.
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