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This is one of those situations that so good, there’s no way you could make it up.  The Atchafalaya Basin Bridge is a 30-mile-long bridge between Lafayette and Baton Rouge on Interstate 10 in Louisiana.  For those of us who have ever traveled it on a regular basis, there are a couple of thoughts that you can’t help but have.  One:  what happens if there’s a wreck on this thing.  And two:  does anyone EVER get nailed for speeding?  Seriously, that bridge is like a scary, elevated Autobahn.  Anyway, there’s been a funny answer for question number two.  Not long after Louisiana lawmakers ordered a crackdown on speeding on Interstate 10 on the bridge, and State Police Col. Lamar Davis passed on the order to pull over any speeding drivers on the bridge, a vehicle was pulled over for doing 30mph over the speed limit.

Okay, so you’re probably saying, “I see this is body cam footage, but why was it turned off?  What is up with this edit?  So, you hear the trooper say, “Well I’ll be”; and then body cam is switched off.  That’s because my man pulled over one Col. Lamar Davis.  Yup, the same one that issued the crackdown order in the first place!  How great is this?! The Louisiana State Police issued the following: “The Trooper utilized his discretion and did not issue a citation.” Col. Davis was more forthcoming: “I was wrong. I admit that. I take full responsibility.”