A trucker signaled to a cop by using his horn. Then he got a whole paragraph of BS from the cop, caught on video [below].
If I had scripted their conversation, it would have gone like this:
Trucker: Do you know why I blew my horn to pull you over?
Officer: No, Trucker, sir.
Trucker: You were speeding AND using your cell phone. Is there a pregnant woman in labor in your car? Were you responding to an armed robbery? Cat in a tree? Any kind of emergency at all?
Officer: Well, no, but . . .
Trucker: ID and badge number, please. We all share this road, officer. A high speed chase to catch a crook is one thing. Speeding, chatting and making a hazard of yourself is another. I’ve got the whole thing on dash-cam. But I’m going to let you off with just a posting on YouTube.
Officer: Yes, Trucker. Thank you, Trucker.
Trucker: One last thing. Watch your tone when calling me Trucker.
Here’s the story as reported by Truth Revolt:
A truck driver pulled over an Illinois state police officer for speeding and using a cell phone on a wet roadway and he caught the entire traffic stop on camera.
The trucker used his horn to signal the officer as the officer sped by and they both pulled to the side of the road. The officer introduced himself and indicated that he had pulled the truck driver over because he wasn’t sure why he was blasting the horn. The trucker accused the officer of speeding, using a cell phone and driving recklessly in wet conditions. The officer denied the charges.
“Police officers can actually use technology when they’re driving. We’re exempt,” the officer said. He then asked for ID.
As the two argue over who did what, the officer collected various forms and headed to his cruiser to write the ticket.
Upon returning, the officer had changed his tune, indicating that the trucker had a previous ticket for a headlight violation and said he would not issue a ticket at this time, as he did not want to hurt the driver’s record. He then informed the trucker that he gave him an excellent inspection to make him look good to his company.
Before he left, the officer explained that he wasn’t paying attention and could not say he was speeding. “I was on my way to headquarters,” the officer said. The officer admitted that it was not OK to use a cell phone while driving but said he didn’t remember having the phone on him — contradicting his earlier statement regarding officers being able to use technology while driving.
“You had your phone in your right hand,” the trucker charged. “I don’t remember that,” replied the officer.
After all was said and done, the officer concluded, “You were just trying to help me out — help me drive safely. I understand that…Well, be careful going back out and enjoy that violation-free MCS inspection.”
With Luke Road Warrior in an 18-wheeler on the highway, everyone is a little bit safer. And his Dash-cam has a way of bringing police officers to their senses before they join the Dark Side of the [police] Force.
Now, if only he could get the EPA, the IRS and the BLM to oppose the Dark Side. If ya know what I mean.
by T.M. Burroughs