Trucker Records Trooper, Claims he was Speeding and using his Phone

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ILLINOIS – A truck driver traveling through Illinois last week claims he caught a trooper speeding and talking on his cell phone.

The driver, Brian Miner, honked his horn at the trooper as he passed on the wet road.

The trooper then pulled the truck over and threatened to give the driver a ticket for unlawful use of a horn.

But when the trucker told the officer that the whole thing is being recorded, the officer seemed to change his tune.

By the end of the exchange, the trooper admitted he wasn’t paying attention and appreciated Miner trying to help him drive safely.

The trooper didn’t end up writing the ticket, saying he didn’t want to hurt his record.


  • William Denison

    I have cameras seen and unseen on my home and in my car. Its what the world has become. Why just let Big Brother do all the watching. If could save you a lot of grief down the line from a corrupt police force and or government. It has saved me as well.

  • Kyra

    What a coward he is. He says he doesn’t remember using his phone yet in the beginning he states law enforcement is allowed to use technology while driving. Then he refuses to acknowledge what the truck driver is saying to him; just keeps stating what the speed limit is. Then he says he doesn’t remember. Nice.

  • BrutallyHonest

    If you do not know your rights, the police will not remind you of them and they will continue to push the boundary until you advise them that you feel your rights are being violated. If at ANY time you feel that the officer is over stepping their boudary or is not doing their job correctly, you do that the right to request their supervisor respond to the scene. This of course will not make them happy, but they have to get their supervisor if you tell them too.

  • Pauline

    I wouldn’t either. It seemed they worked things out then it goes public. Trooper may lose his job, trucker may too. I agreed with trucker until he went public. Guess Golden Rule doesn’t apply here.

  • Alicia

    I was pulled over under similar circumstances. I was the only vehicle on the highway, a vehicle rapidly approached me from behind (aprox 90-100mph). I had to swerve to the right lane almost in the ditch to avoid being rear ended. I honked (probably a bit excessively) because I was scared to death, angry, and six months pregnant. To my surprised the unmarked shiny new charger popped on his lights and waited for me to pass him so he could pull me over. He asked why I honked at him, I explained my obvious reason for honking, and then was scolded for being a know it all city kid with no respect for authority. After questioning about his lack of sirens or lights he told me that he was not required by law to use them if in pursuit of a speeder (that he claimed he was chasing down. I was the ONLY person on the highway for miles). I called BS and he wrote me a friendly citation for improper display of my license plate, and told me to stop driving in the “fast lane” of the highway. I wish I would have been tech savvy enough to record him.

    • Bekah Cochran

      That officer definitely would have deserved to been recorded, in my opinion this guys case he was obviously trying to be right and get some sort of pleasure out of being right and the officer being wrong.
      Very sorry that you had to deal with someone who didn’t respect your reason for needing to honk!

  • Bekah Cochran

    Officers only do their job, not saying that there aren’t plenty of dirty officers out there, but this one obviously was apologizing at the end and was understanding and the guy continued to be a douche bag to him. I’m sorry but you wouldn’t honk at a random civilian no matter what they were doing in their car so do no honk at an officer and then start an argument. It’s immature and sad, in cases like this one, let them do their jobs and mind your own.

  • RJ

    More than once I have been passed by drivers who obviously are speeding. Then when they get a half mile down the road we meet a highway patrolman who doesn’t pull them over. The reason? The officer is on his phone. Cell-phones distract law enforcement too. But what do you do? No one wants a ticket so I guess it works in our favor. I wish all cell-phones could be disabled when moving over 5 mph. Cell-phones distract everyone.

    • Max Power

      So people on buses, trains, or simply passengers in other vehicles can’t use their cell phone if your 5+ mph rule becomes a thing.

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