This video was submitted by Michael Elliott. He was working with his uncle on a garbage truck when they were hit from behind by a pick-up truck, pushing them nearly 20 feet. The state trooper that arrived on the scene became overly authoritative, according to Michael, and started threatening to impound their truck and another work truck not involved in the accident. The threat being that maybe the department of transportation would be interested in inspecting both trucks. At that point Michael began video recording and the trooper’s demeanor changed right away to apologetic.
This underlines the importance of video recording ALL interactions with law enforcement – for your own protection or someone else’s. We must serve and protect one another!