Trucker Pulls Over Cop For Speeding, Talking On Phone
A truck driver turned the tables on a state trooper, pulling him over for speeding and talking on his phone. INSIDE EDITION talks to the truck driver for his story.
We're learning more about the trucker at the center of the video everyone's watching.
In the video, the trucker says, "You were driving recklessly. It's speeding out. It's got wet roads and you were on your cell phone!"
The trucker was telling off a state trooper for reckless driving.
The state trooper said, "If I'm going 70 miles per hour..."
The trucker said, "You weren't going 70. You were going well above 70! You were going well above 70!"
"You don't know. You have a radar in here?" asked the state trooper.
Trucker Brian Miner says he saw the trooper driving at high speed and using his cell phone.
Miner told INSIDE EDITION, "I just honked my horn as he went by, and he slowed down, got behind me and pulled me over."
Watch Miner's Interview with INSIDE EDITION
Miner told the state trooper, "By the way , you are being recorded."
"Yeah, you are too," said the trooper.
After threatening to give Miner a ticket, the Illinois state trooper returned, and admited he was in the wrong, saying, "I honestly wasn't paying attention to my speed."
Miner told the state trooper, "You were speeding and and you were on your phone on a wet pavement."
"Well, either way, you were just trying to help me drive safely," said the officer.
INSIDE EDITION's Megan Alexander asked Miner, "At that point, why didn't you cut him some slack?"
"You know, just try to be an example of the law that you want everyone else to follow. That's all it is," said Miner.
There was a mask on the trucker's passenger seat. It was the mask made famous by the movie V For Vendetta and often worn by the protest group Anonymous.
Alexander asked, "I have to ask you about your V For Vendetta mask. What's that all about?"
"It's a political movement that's going around the nation. We're just a group of people that try to stand up for our rights and don't like being pushed around," explained Miner.
We asked our INSIDE EDITION viewers what they think.
Angie Grace, @AngieGraceLA told INSIDE EDITION, "A lot of people act differently once they know they're being filmed. It's just funny that in the end, the cop decided not to cite him, not to give him a ticket."
Dr. Seth Meyers, @DrSethMeyers told INSIDE EDITION, "This situation perfectly symbolizes the frustation the public feels when they see police officers act as if they're above the law."
Miner says he doesn't see himself as a vigilante, but admits he may have to watch how he drives in Illinois from here on in, telling Alexander, "Oh yeah! I will definitely have to watch my Ps and Qs for a while."
Miner told the state trooper, "You should be held accountable to the same standards as I am."
"Absolutely," agreed the officer.
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