I-20, between mile markers 64 and 67, median

Arcadia, LouisianaFeb 27, 20170 Comments

I-20 between Shreveport and Ruston–about the halfway point or so, mile markers 64 to 67, both state troopers and Bienville Parish sheriff deputies sit in the median on the other sides of hills, patrolling both east and west bound traffic. There’s usually around four police vehicles, 2 sheriffs deputies, 2 state troopers. I commute from Minden to Ruston for work, and so I drive the route 2x per day. On my off day, going to pick up something from the office, I hit the speedtrap as I normally do, coasting around 73/74 mph. I was boxed in Friday, Feb. 24. Three semi-tractor trailers were in the right lane. Myself and about eight cars were in the left lane passing the trucks. I was the third vehicle from the lead. At mm 64, a state trooper came out the median and went after a car behind me. At mm 65, as I passed the deputy, his blue lights went on and he had to wait to get onto the interstate there was so much traffic. i thought surely he wasn’t coming after me. Long story short, gave me a ticket for 91 in a 70–told me that after he got my license and insurance. I assured him that was impossible. I’m always paying close attention to what I’m doing when I’m driving. I’m a former long haul truck driver and safety is always on my mind on the interstate. I’ve never driven 91 miles per hour, ever! I was very angry, and as politely as I could I assured the officer, even told him to check his detection device, or he made a mistake and pulled over the wrong car. But after dwelling on it all day, it was impossible for anyone to be doing 91 as the traffic was flowing that day. There was a line of cars in the passing lane. I was third in line, and I always watch my speed through that trap. I see it twice a day five days a week. Go to court May 2, and I’m bringing a lawyer.┬áLouisiana is a police state.

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