Trooper Declared A National Hero After Stop Of Slow Left Lane Driver Goes Viral
Versailles, IN
   
 
More Today's News:
ߦ   CITATION BY PUBLICATION - DIVORCE W/CHILD(REN)
ߦ   MEMORIAM - Sheriff Joe Max Taylor
ߦ   27 Indicted in Multi-State ATM Robbery Conspiracy
ߦ   28 of Texas’ Most Wanted Fugitives Captured in 2018
ߦ   Coast Guard, good Samaritan rescue mariner 230 miles offshore Galveston
ߦ   Constable Swears In Six New Deputies
ߦ   Dark Web Trafficker Convicted of Drug Importation Conspiracy
ߦ   Former Constable Lt. Stole from Harvey Victims and Taxpayers
ߦ   Former U.S. Counterintelligence Agent Charged With Espionage on Behalf of Iran; Four Iranians Charged With a Cyber Campaign Targeting Her Former Colleagues
ߦ   Houston federal judge bars female prosecutor from trial, sparking standoff with U.S. attorney’s office
ߦ   Houston man accused of repeatedly throwing dog against wall and killing it
ߦ   Pearland police find three bodies in home after report of shooting
ߦ   Police News Links
ߦ   Teacher Jailed For Providing Alcohol To Students
ߦ   Two Die, Child Dies In House Fire
ߦ   Undocumented Alien Sent to Prison for Illegally Entering the United States
ߦ   Bank Teller Sentenced for Bank Fraud, Theft
ߦ   Constable Deputies Jail Serial Thief in Atascocita
ߦ   Friends of Child Advocates of Fort Bend to Host Mission and Martini Night
ߦ   Galveston College News: Surgical Technology program receives CAAHEP accreditation
ߦ   Governor Abbott Sets Date For Special Runoff Election In Harris County
ߦ   Inmate Dies at Travis County Correctional Complex
ߦ   Joaquin “El Chapo’ Guzman, Sinaloa Cartel Leader, Convicted of Running a Continuing Criminal Enterprise and Other Drug-Related Charges
ߦ   Jury Convicts Round Roick Man For Kidnapping Two Sisters
ߦ   Kentucky sheriff suspends law enforcement due to lack of funding
ߦ   League City man dies in Caribbean automobile accident
ߦ   Multiple White Supremacist Gang Members among 54 Defendants Charged in RICO Indictment

   Next >>
 
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
© 1999-2019 The Police News. All rights reserved.