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Truck Driver Spars With State Trooper Over Alleged Speeding

Updated: Tuesday, July 1 2014, 10:34 AM CDT
ILLINOIS --


An Illinois State Police Officer is all over Facebook
tonight, after an encounter with a truck driver with a camera. The trooper pulled
the truck driver over, and told him he's about to get a ticket for honking his
horn.



When the officer learned the trucker was doing, he changed
his tone. In the video, the truck driver says he honked his horn at the trooper
when he allegedly saw him speeding on wet roads and talking on his cell phone.



The trooper denies and was speeding and says he's allowed to
use his phone while driving, but the truck driver strongly disagrees.



About halfway through the conversation after being pulled
over, the driver tells the cop he's on camera. After going back to his car to
run the driver's license, the officer's story changes. He tells the driver he
understands why he used his horn in warning, admitting he wasn't watching his
speed. The officer also says he doesn't remember being on his phone.



The video went viral after the truck driver posted it to YouTube
and has received some strong reactions.



"You're kind of appalled by it because these are people
that, your tax dollars pay their wages and they do things out of character.
Then the second they find out they're being taped then they decided they're
going to be professional again," a driver, Lonnie Williams said.



"I was kind of shocked to see the video. The cop seemed
like he was above the law, he can do whatever he wants. It's not right,"
another motorist Nicholas Backstein said.



The video has garnered more than 1.5 million hits since Wednesday,
and more than 5,000 likes. At this time, all Illinois State Police can say is
that the matter is under investigation.



Truck Driver Spars With State Trooper Over Alleged Speeding


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