Indiana Trooper Hailed a Traffic Hero After Simple Stop

It’s a frustration for many drivers on roadways across the country, but one Indiana State Police trooper is being hailed a traffic hero for a stop he made over the weekend.

Sgt. Stephen Wheels, of the Versailles district, tweeted Saturday that he stopped a vehicle on Interstate 65 for a “left lane violation.”

“The driver had approximately 20 cars slowed behind her because she would not move back to the right lane,” he tweeted, along with a photo of his squad car and the vehicle pulled over.

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He reminded motorists that “if there are vehicles behind you, you must move to the right lane to allow them to pass.”

It was a simple traffic stop that turned Wheeles into a social media star with more than 20,000 retweets and 60,000 likes.

Users were begging Wheeles to come to their states while others called for the trooper to get a raise.

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Illinois also has a “left lane law,” which, according to police, states that “while traveling on an interstate highway, a vehicle may not be driven in the left lane, except when overtaking and passing another vehicle.”

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