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Indiana Trooper Hailed a Traffic Hero After Simple Stop

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    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.

    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.

    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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