Trucker Pulls Cop Over for Speeding and Talking on His Cellphone While Driving

The trucker, who was reportedly cruising at 65, saw a cop fly past him on the highway. The cop was also on his cellphone. As the trucker noted, it had just rained, and the road was still wet.

So, the trucker honked his horn until the cop noticed and pulled the truck over to find out why he was honking his horn. The trucker explained that the cop was speeding and talking on his cell, all on the wet road, which constitutes reckless driving. Initially, the cop ignored the speeding charge and was going to ticket the trucker for “unlawful use of horn.” But when he realized he was on the trucker’s camera, he changed his tune:

I dislike speeding laws as much as the next guy. But police claim the reason they pull people over for speeding is for safety. If you’re speeding, you’re endangering other people, they say. If that’s really the case, then police should at least pretend to believe it themselves. The cop in this case didn’t even know how fast he was going, because he wasn’t paying attention. At least he was honest.







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  • patriotusa2

    Wow! This trucker needs a wheelbarrow to carry his around. I’m glad that camera was left in tack – otherwise this cop might have found an excuse to shoot him.

    • Clay Fitzgerald

      “…left in tack…” hmmmmm? Oh, I get it, you meant INTACT!

      • Ben Name

        You are brilliant.

        • patriotusa2

          Actually, he’s probably use to jumping the gun without checking things out himself. Guys like that usually do make fools out of themselves.

        • southern tom

          …AND THOSE who support them… well done, patriotusa2…

        • patriotusa2

          Thanks! I make mistakes like everyone else, but sometimes these wise arses get to be too much.

        • Clay Fitzgerald

          You and Benny are the only fools here.

        • patriotusa2

          Must be painful.

        • patriotusa2

          Looks like you and Benny have been going at it for some time now. Could be he doesn’t think you’re so brilliant after all. However, I love your response to him as follows:

          “Have you got anything else to do besides going on forums like this and making disparaging remarks about other’s comments? Do you have a life or just emotionally deprived as a child? But then again you still are a child… it’s obvious from your infantile remarks.”

        • Ben Name

          Yep. It’s pure brilliance when he follows up with “doofus”. Clay sure showed me. Maybe he will make fun of my weight next.

        • Clay Fitzgerald

          Since I don’t know your weight or height, that point is moot. And you’re still a stupid, incompetent, or foolish person… the definition of doofus.

        • Ben Name

          Doofus? If that isn’t a childish word then I don’t know you wife’s pussy as well as I think I do.

        • Clay Fitzgerald

          You keep lowering yourself, from doofus to the most disgusting piece of human detritus making pornographic comments in this forum. Now slime your way back under the rock you live under. Pond scum has more integrity and is more ethical than you are.

        • Ben Name

          Keep giving me attention. I am craving it!!!!!!!!

        • Clay Fitzgerald

          Because this is the only way you can get it!

        • Clay Fitzgerald

          You’re a doofus!

        • patriotusa2

          Try reading his activity file.

        • Ben Name

          talk about acting childish.

      • patriotusa2

        “A tack refers to a small nail, the direction of a ship, or “a course of action” or a sticky quality or condition.” “The use of tact in place of tack is very common. These are just a few examples out of the many readily available.”

        Tack: “A course of action or conduct, especially one differing from some preceding or other course.” Borrowed from sailing terminology, tack refers to the zigzag maneuver used by sailboats to travel against the wind and to change course.
        Tact: A skill, the practice of diplomacy … etc.
        Intact: To leave as is … etc.

        I was not suggesting that the cop could have tore the camera out of the vehicle, since the trucker probably would have fought tooth and nail and the damages to his vehicle would have been evident – so the cop decided to leave it “INTACT.” The cop left the camera in tack as to the course of action he took, which may have turned out differently had he took a different course of action which could have resulted in the cop shooting the guy. Now maybe you can “really” get it.

        • Ken

          Maybe it would be easier to use language that most or all understand instead of being fancy with words that most people would have to look up in the dictionary to figure out what you are trying to say? I learned some fancy words in college to describe certain things, I seldom used them in conversations with people I worked with, because they would accuse me of trying to baffle them with bs. While we all know there are many meanings for many words but usually one use is the most common and should be used most of the time to avoid confusion, save time, and promote clarity. Life is hard enough without trying to memorize every word and meaning in the dictionary.

        • patriotusa2

          You know I really don’t think I use “fancy words,” Ken. I often change my comments around to make it easier to understand, but I can’t read the minds of some smart arse who has an entire activity file mocking conservatives, as he happens to be a liberal or RINO. I’m not baffling anyone with BS, if you or someone else can’t understand that’s their problem. With 14 hits, he happened to be the only one that questioned it. If anyone is “confused,” try looking it up in the dictionary which is why it’s there.

        • Ken

          You said yourself that many people misuse the phrase, so why not say it more clearly? Looking up a meaning in the dictionary where there are many meanings for the same word? Again, why not use a more common word so that people know what you mean? I am sure most, if not all who read your comment made the same mistake as clay, being you were so clever as to use words that sound the same as other words but mean different.

        • patriotusa2

          You’re entitled to your opinion, Ken, but to continue to tell me what words I should use in my posts is a bit too much. I cannot change the way I write or the words that I use because I’m use to writing this way. If any words that I use are unfamiliar to another poster they can just look it up and see the meaning of the word in the dictionary. One of the reasons why I know a lot of words is because I have done the same thing all my life. There are many articles written by journalists that have used words that I did not know the meaning of, so I looked them up, and became familiar with them. I am not using words to impress anyone, it just happens to be the way I write, and these words, aren’t all that “fancy” to me. What you want me to do is exactly what they are doing to our kids in school – dumbing them all down to protect those who are either not that bright, lazy, or have low self-esteem. You might find this hard to believe, but I have people following me who use the same words in their posts as I do in mine, and there’s never been any complaints. I was hoping that we could have left this conversation in the past, and I’m surprised that you are bringing this up once again.

        • Clay Fitzgerald

          Ken, here’s a saying that’s been around for a long time… there are a lot more horse’s asses in this world than there are horses. I think the patriotusa2 and Ben Name are two without a horse.

        • patriotusa2

          Ben Name actually sided with you by saying you were brilliant. I disagreed.

        • Clay Fitzgerald

          I took it as sarcasm.

        • patriotusa2

          After reading your activity file and seeing the posts that you two have exchanged, there is no doubt you are right.

        • Clay Fitzgerald

          Thank you.

        • Clay Fitzgerald

          Four paragraphs to explain a simple error in word usage or spelling. How long did it take you to dig that pile of crap up? Doesn’t pass the smell test… it’s BS.

        • patriotusa2

          Of course not, because you were wrong.

  • patriotds1

    Many, if not most cops are little more than uniformed thugs.

    • Tim

      …and revenue collectors, which means they have little integrity.

  • Gold Stars

    In fact this officer was a lot of things, but honest was not one of them! “At least he was honest.”
    He was arrogant, attempted to bully and finally when he realized he was going to get his butt handed to him if he pressed the issue, became apologetic, with a touch of bully, (look at how nice I am being for not giving you at ticket, attitude).
    He is very typical of officers I had dealings with when driving long haul. Some were okay, others, way too many, would attempt this brazen attitude to get their way.
    I had to call supervisors, even had to explain to one what he was doing was interfering with inter-state commerce and was going to call the U.S. Marshals to settle the situation! He thought better and decided to let me go about my lawful actions.Guess he had a run in or two with the Marshal’s Service before!!
    This driver did the right thing and more people need to do the same thing!!!

    • londontubes

      I guess I was just lucky. 40 years, 3,000,000 miles and never a bad incident with a cop. Of course I never pushed speed, or was ‘hard nosed’ with the cop. Got a couple of tickets which I deserved, one that I didn’t, but the cop was nice, and let off ‘with a warning’ a few times. Over all, no contact with ‘Federal Marshals’ or anything like that. Now I don’t have to worry about it. Only a 34′ motor home to drive, and no schedule to keep. :-)

      • Gold Stars

        34′ motor home is a nice way to go! :)

        For my self, we haul a nice little tent trailer out into the woods or just take the boat out onto one of the lakes. No fuss, no muss! :)

  • http://LnL-E-Action.com/ jaminjayman

    Citizen’s arrest! Citizen’s arrest! Let’s see more and more of this in the future. Under lawless Obama bin lyin, some of our cops have been drinking the evil kool-aid and learning how to be a obviously lying POS like “King” Hussain. Time to reign it all the madness.

  • Hammer

    Should have knocked him to the ground, hand cuffed him beat hell out of him with the tire bat and then put him in the sleeper saying he was under citizens arrest for speeding and reckless endangerment….

  • Patriotbabe

    Congratulations to this trucker for not only obeying the rules of the road, but for looking out for any reckless drivers he may encounter. By alerting the cop of his own reckless behavior behind the wheel on wet pavement, he may have saved the life of this careless and thankless officer. The lawman sure backed down quickly when he returned to softly reprimand the trucker, I’ll bet because he was caught and questioned on someone else’s camera. I’m surprised the cop didn’t try to confiscate the cellphone and destroy evidence of the line of questioning he faced by a citizen. “Do as I say, not as I do” seems to be the new law for cops. This video should be shown to all officers, regardless of rank or self-serving attitude.

  • Conservative Youth

    Beginning of video (before he knew he was on camera) cop says they are allowed to use technology while driving. End of video (with the knowledge he is on camera) he doesn’t remember being on his phone. Hmmmmm…

    • londontubes

      Good point. But in some states, it is legal for emergency personnel to be on the phone. Washington is one.

  • londontubes

    “Trucker Pulls Cop Over for Speeding and Talking on His Cellphone While Driving”.

    Talk about a misleading headline. I was a truck driver for 40 years, and I was anxious to see how the trucker “pulled over” the cop. I pictured him edging him over to the side of the road or getting his tractor in front of the cruiser and turning sharply to the right, trapping the car between his cab and the trailer and the barrier on the side of the road.

    But no, the cop actually pulled the trucker over, and even though he didn’t ticket him, at least if you believe the cop, he could have for “illegal use of the horn”. It would have been interesting if the cop would have ticketed him, how it would have gone in court.

    So, the trucker really didn’t “pull the cop over”. I guess I will just have to wait till next time to see just how that is done. :-)

    • http://renewthearts.org/projects/music/bands/physick/ Physick

      I thought the same thing, but I think the sense of the headline is correct. Although the cop was the one who pulled the trucker over, it was the trucker’s intent to pull the cop over. The cop wouldn’t have stopped had the trucker not honked his horn incessantly. That’s the only way a trucker can safely (and legally) “pull over” a cop.

  • http://miamiherald.com Reality99r

    The trucker needs to be commended for his bravery!!!!!!!
    It’s a commentary on our society that a private citizen has to do the police’s job.
    We have reached a point where almost all governmental employees feel they are above the law.
    Perhaps this incident will spark a citizen epiphany.