Off-Duty Cop Busts “Reckless” Truck Driver
Cocolalla, Idaho – A trucker speeding at 95 mph, and who allegedly passed an off-duty Idaho State Police (ISP) trooper while in a no-passing zone, is facing a reckless driving charge.
William Christopher King, 29, of Blyth, Ontario, was cited for reckless driving after zooming passed ISP Trooper Jonathan Cushman along northbound U.S. Highway 95 on June 6, according to an arrest affidavit.
Cushman, who was off-duty at the time, told Bonner County sheriff’s deputies that King’s tractor-trailer merged closely behind him at the northern end of the four-lane stretch at Cocolalla Flats.
King then maneuvered the rig around Cushman in a no-passing zone, a move that was estimated to have taken 2,655 feet to complete, according to officials.
Cushman then advised police of the situation and King was later pulled over and cited, according to investigators.
According to the affidavit, King told deputies he was in a hurry.
Further, King said a friend driving ahead of him advised him the route was free of law enforcement.
King will face the misdemeanor charge in Bonner County Magistrate Court.