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Roles Reversed: Trucker Questions Cop About Speeding, Using Cell Phone

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A video posted online by a truck driver is going viral, because of how the officer featured in the video appears to change his story once he realizes he is the one being accused.

Brian Miner was driving his truck through Illinois, the video picks up after a trooper has pulled him over and approaches the cab.

We learn that Miner honked his horn, and the Illinois State Trooper asks him why.

youtube illinois trooper, clip“Cuz you were speeding and had a cell phone in your hand,” Miner replied. He goes on to ask the trooper why he was driving faster thanĀ 70mph on wet roads, and why he had a cell phone in his hand.

“Police officers can actually use technology when they’re driving,” the trooper responds. He then goes on to argue with Miner about whether or not he was speeding, and whether his cruise control was set.

Miner then reveals that he is recording their conversation. After a little more conversation, the trooper takes Miner’s license to run the number.

When the unidentified trooper returns to the cab of the truck, he appears to have changed his tune.

“You were just trying to help me drive safely, and I understand that,” the trooper told Miner.

Miner asked, “And is it ok that you had your phone?”

“No, no, no. I don’t remember if I was on my phone,” the trooper responds.

In the end, the trooper apologizes for speeding, says he wasn’t paying attention, then doesn’t write Miner a ticket.

The trooper said he didn’t want to hurt Miner’s record.

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