Trooper Declared A National Hero After Stop Of Slow Left Lane Driver Goes Viral
Versailles, IN
   
 
More Today's News:
ߦ   Driver Arrested, Charged in Fatal Crash at 8800 Winkler
ߦ   Drunk Driver Jailed After Crashing Into Constable Cruiser
ߦ   Fatal Officer Involved Shooting
ߦ   Fraudster Tricked Companies into Giving Him Matching Donations
ߦ   Man Busted For Hitting Deputy In The Face
ߦ   Man Dead In Drive By Shooting
ߦ   Man Shot To Death in Parking Lot
ߦ   No Shave Novemebr
ߦ   Prestigious chemistry journal publishes research of Galveston College professor
ߦ   Richmond Police Department taking back unwanted prescription drugs October 27, 2018
ߦ   Tales from the Texas Outdoors through the eyes of game wardens
ߦ   Theft Suspect Wanted By Law Enforcement
ߦ   Woman Dies In Crash at 1300 Blalock
ߦ   Constables Arrest Intoxicated Wrong Way Driver
ߦ   Former deputy convicted of on-duty sexual assault
ߦ   Former FBI Agent Sentenced for Leaking Classified Information
ߦ   Former Webb County Commissioner Convicted
ߦ   Law enforcement is 'most dangerous job'
ߦ   Man Charged in Seven-Count Federal Indictment with Threat to Use a Biological Toxin as a Weapon
ߦ   New Orleans Man Pleads Guilty to Hate Crime in Shooting of Three Black Men Attempting to Evacuate After Hurricane Katrina
ߦ   Piece of Corpus Christi police history makes its way home
ߦ   Sheriff Investigates Abandoned Child
ߦ   Sheriff Investigating Shooting Deaths
ߦ   Social media images led to fatal home invasion
ߦ   Three Park Patrol Officers Sentenced for Deprivation of Civil Rights by Intentionally Making False Arrests
ߦ   TMPA attorney wins appeal for Mission officer
ߦ   DEA to kick off annual Red Ribbon Campaign
ߦ   Harris County DA Office regarding Darian Ward
ߦ   LCPD looking for driver in fatal motorcyle accident
ߦ   2-year-old girl mauled to death by family dog in Alvin
ߦ   City of La Porte Appoints a New Police Chief
ߦ   Driver ran red light, T-boned police officer downtown
ߦ   ICE Texas deports fugitive MS-13 member wanted for aggravated homicide
ߦ   Man with history of abuse to spend decades behind bars
ߦ   SAPD officer hospitalized after being struck by vehicle while directing traffic

 
Search Archives:
AndrewBlake
byAndrewBlake



Indiana State Trooper's text about pulling over a slow driver in the left lane has gone viral.

Versailles, IN – An Indiana State Police sergeant is getting national acclaim after he tweeted that he had pulled over a slow driver in the left lane.

“I stopped this vehicle today for a left lane violation on I-65,” Sergeant Stephen Wheeles tweeted June 16. “The driver had approximately 20 cars slowed behind her because she would not move back to the right lane.”

“Again …,” Sgt. Wheeles continued, “if there are vehicles behind you, you must move to the right lane to allow them to pass.”

The tweet had 78,000 “likes” and 4,600 comments in the first three days on Twitter.

The reaction on Twitter to Sgt. Wheeles was overwhelmingly supportive.

“Wow .. I am overwhelmed,” Sgt. Wheeles tweets after his post went viral. “You are all amazing!!! Just trying to do my part to make the roadways safer for the traveling public.”

“Someone write his superiors so he can get himself a raise,” The Official Dirty White Boy Twitter account tweeted.

“Now that’s a tweet I can agree with,” Sgt. Wheeles responded.

“Yooooooo, do you wanna come to Hawaii and tell everyone that??” Kaya tweeted.

“As long as I could tell them from a beach chair with my feet in the sand,” Sgt. Wheeles said.

One of the commenters included race car driver Graham Rahal, whose father Bobby Rahal won the 1986 Indy 500.

“This guy is my hero,” Rahal tweeted. “Fast lane cruisers are one of my biggest frustrations.”

Former NFL star Troy Aikman even chimed in.

“Finally!” Aikman tweeted with a thumbs up emoji.

Someone asked Sgt. Wheeles on Twitter if they could be ticketed for being in the left lane even if they were going the speed limit, according to the Charlotte Observer.

Sgt Wheeles stated, "The spirit of the law is that since many people drive well above the speed limit, it creates an 'accordion effect' as traffic starts backing up behind the slower vehicle. This is where many of our crashes occur on the interstates. It’s all in the name of safety."

Do you think that slow drivers in the left lane should be ticketed? We'd like to hear from you. Please let us know in the comments.



Comments:
Absolutely!
SLOW TRAFFIC FAIL TO KEEP RIGHT
Posted by Gunnlaw at 6/21/2018 2:23:04 PM

Hummm, it sounds like that was one hair- raising low-speed chase. Lol....

Good job Trooper.
Posted by Chevy at 6/22/2018 12:34:40 PM

This was a pretty cool tweet and I totally agree with the trooper!
Posted by Big Al at 6/25/2018 10:33:56 PM

Post a comment
Name/Nickname:
(required)
Email Address: (must be a valid address)
(will not be published or shared)
Comments: (plain text only)
Printer Friendly Format  Printer Friendly Format    Send to a Friend  Send to a Friend    RSS Feed  RSS Feed
  Facebook   Share link on Twitter Tweet  
© 1999-2018 The Police News. All rights reserved.