A video posted to YouTube by a truck driver named Brian Miner captures an exchange between an Illinois State Police trooper and Miner that starts contentiously, and ends without Miner being issued a citation for an unlawful use of his horn.
As the trooper opens the door to the cab, he tells Miner he’s been pulled over for using his horn inappropriately. Miner rebuffs him, saying he was honking at the trooper who he accused of being on a cell phone while speeding.
“Police officers can actually use technology when their driving,” the officer tells Miner.
“Oh, so you guys are above the law?” Miner asks in response.
The two continue their frosty exchange to a point where the trooper tells Miner he’s going to be ticketed, and Miner tells the trooper he’s being recorded.
After the revelation, the trooper’s behavior seems to change. In fact, by the end of the traffic stop the trooper apologizes for speeding, saying he wasn’t paying attention. He didn’t write Miner a ticket, saying he didn’t want to hurt his record.