We were driving northbound early in the morning from Dallas to the Buffalo River in Arkansas. My truck was heavily loaded down with over a weeks supply of food & gear, including a canoe, so we could not stop quickly. We saw the posted 70mph sign despite the darkness, but missed the 60mph sign. The next sign we saw seconds later was 50mph, and I immediately let off the accelerator, only to see another sign right after that 40mph. I hit the brakes and was slowing down, but it was too late.
The officer took my DL and did not return for over half an hour! He stated that the computer reported my vehicle stolen! Even if that was true; I was driving the vehicle and it was registered in my name! He apologized for holding us up for almost 45 minutes and then handed me my ticket!