WOW! Trucker Pulls Over Illinois Cop For Speeding And Talking On Phone, Captures It All On Video! (VIDEO CLIP INCLUDED)

WOW! Trucker Pulls Over Illinois Cop For Speeding And Talking On Phone, Captures It All On Video! (VIDEO CLIP INCLUDED)

It’s not every day you see something like this. A truck driver heading through Illinois was passed by a cop who was speeding and talking on his cell phone with wet conditions outside. The truck driver began honking his horn at the cop and as a result of it they both ended up pulled over to the side of the road.

In the video we see the officer lie to the driver and say it is lawful for cops to use cell phones (without a hands free device) while driving in Illinois. We also see the officer say he wasn’t speeding.

But the officer later returns after running the trucker’s information and being notified that it was all being recorded, and has a very different tone. The officer actually bends over backwards to give the driver a very good inspection review and admits he was wrong for talking on the phone and speeding. He thanks the driver for looking out for his safety and wishes the driver a good day.

Like I said, not something you see every day. Especially in a state like Illinois.

  • Mark Franke

    hahaha

  • Don

    (625 ILCS 5/12-610.2)
    (Text of Section from P.A. 98-506)
    Sec. 12-610.2. Electronic communication devices.
    (a) As used in this Section:
    “Electronic
    communication device” means an electronic device, including but not
    limited to a hand-held wireless telephone, hand-held personal digital
    assistant, or a portable or mobile computer, but does not include a
    global positioning system or navigation system or a device that is
    physically or electronically integrated into the motor vehicle.
    (b) A person may not operate a motor vehicle on a roadway while using an electronic communication device.
    (c)
    A second or subsequent violation of this Section is an offense against
    traffic regulations governing the movement of vehicles. A person who
    violates this Section shall be fined a maximum of $75 for a first
    offense, $100 for a second offense, $125 for a third offense, and $150
    for a fourth or subsequent offense.
    (d) This Section does not apply to:
    (1) a law enforcement officer or operator of an emergency vehicle while performing his or her official duties;

    • cb88

      Does speeding on a wet road just because count as “performing duties”?

      • http://libertynews.com/ Eric Odom

        And what if he was on the phone with the wife or a friend while ending the day?

        • cb88

          Indeed… that would mean he was breaking the law for sure.

  • Truth B.Told

    Cop ended up being a stand up guy

    • General.Mayhem

      Stand up guy? He backed down because he was recording. Had it not been for the recording he would have grilled this guy, as is often done to truckers. Hell, the trucker is lucky, most of the time they take you phone and delete the video these days.

    • georgev

      Stand up Guy?
      Are you serious?
      Really?
      H knew that if this American contested the ticket he would be dragged into a court room and explain why he was driving recklessly.
      He wasn’t stand up.
      He was covering his own a$$

  • Derailed

    No great surprise here. The law enforcement today believe that they are above the law. Most are power hungry people they hire. I would say that it is a disappointment but it has become a standard norm here in America.

  • ClintonDryCleaners

    Agree with the truck driver’s point but, as a truck driver myself, doing this without a dashboard camera that’s recording the evidence of cop recklessness is idiotic.

    • Janna Fowler

      He did have a dash cam, he told the cop that the caught him on the dash cam speeding past him.

  • Joe Blo

    This is hilarious. This is not even news worthy. First off Police officers are exempt from the electronic communication statute while on duty as shown by Don. Secondly can you honestly say that millions of other drivers don’t speed every single day including probably this truck driver. Yet because the person stopped is an officer it is suddenly news? I’m not saying the officer has the right to speed etc. It’s just funny that this is somehow news.

    • Janna Fowler

      Only exempt WHILE PERFORMING THEIR DUTIES. That means when he is headed somewhere in an emergency, or headed somewhere to perform his duties. He said himself he was headed to headquarters, not on an emergency, and not headed anywhere to perform official duties such as an arrest.

      • Joe Blo

        Duties do not only include driving to emergency calls. There is a wide variety of things an officer may need to use his phone for. Again I have no idea why he was on his phone or if it was for good reason. The point is people do this stuff every single day and no one flags them down and “pulls them over”

        • hockeydjk

          Actually, I just got pulled over and received a hands free citation while driving the speed limit on a clear day….. so people do get pulled over for way less than what this officer was guilty of

  • Web Watcher

    As Mr. Bill would say, “OHHHH, NOOOOOOOO!”
    vigilante!

    the cops won’t like this if it catches on.

    and the legislators will write a law targeting this outrageous behavior!

    BEWARE if you expect the govt to be accountable to their own law!

  • Web Watcher

    They have radios for their official duties, and they are secure (scrambled). And if, JUST IF, a police police officer needs a cell phone to perform his duties, then why is he using a person cell phone? Yup. We understand.

  • rabahr

    Still forward the video to the cops chief, for disciplinary action. We have to abide by the law, so should they, only in EMERGENCY ONLY situation.

  • Austin Medford

    IVE SEEN THIS TRUCK BEFORE hes a dollar general driver i knoticed the mask in the passenger seat props to you man!

  • Bill Elliott

    just wondering….. why the screen image flips obverse between the time the officer leaves and returns. look at the “prostar” on the door. look at his shoulder patches. it’s all pretty clear. what’s up with that?!!?!?