CLEVELAND– Social media has been buzzing a few video posted by a truck driver displaying a Cleveland police cruiser hogging two lanes on Interstate 90, based on WJW.
Joe Gerhart stated he was touring east on I-ninety in the direction of downtown Cleveland on Sept. 7 when he observed a police automotive get onto the freeway and jumped into the center lane of visitors and virtually instantly began straddling two lanes of visitors whereas traveling at 10 mph under the posted velocity restrict of 60.
Gerhart recorded video on his telephone and posted it afterward Fb.
“I see individuals do type of silly stuff on a regular basis, however I simply don’t see why that was needed for him to try this for no obvious cause. There was nothing within the street, there have been no obstructions. He did not have his lights on so it was identical to, ‘Wow, I can not consider he’s actually doing this,'” Gerhart stated.
He stated other automobiles and vans started passing the cruiser.
“That’s type of a dangerous factor to do to mess around in visitors like that. The velocity limit is 60 miles per hour. Everyone is doing no less than 60 miles per hour and you just need to slow down visitors like that. That is very harmful. I mean, you might have gotten into an accident,” Gerhart stated.
When requested if the officer might have been talking on the telephone or texting, Gerhart stated he by no means obtained close enough to the cruiser to seek out out. He stated he knows that he might have put himself in jeopardy by recording video and driving, however he felt the officer’s conduct was so uncommon that it needed to be investigated.
A Cleveland police spokesman advised WJW the patrolman straddled the two lanes as a tactic to sluggish visitors behind him whereas responding to an accident.