A video posted online Tuesday appears to capture an exchange that followed after a man was pulled over when he shadowed an officer that he said was exceeding the speed limit on a highway.
Paul Brylinski, who uploaded video of the incident to YouTube, said he followed a state environmental conservation officer speeding down Interstate 81 in New York at about 90 mph.
“I followed her for about 10 miles,” he wrote. “She slowed to 62 (mph) and I passed her going the limit, 65 (mph).”
That’s when Brylinski said the officer pulled him over.
“Let me see your hands,” the officer can be heard in the video ordering Brylinski, after pulling him over. “Let me see your license, registration and insurance.”
“Officer, what was I doing wrong?” Brylinski replied. “I just want to know what I was doing wrong.”
“You were breaking the speed limit,” the unidentified officer answered.
“You weren’t?” Brylinski countered.
The officer then repeated her request for the driver’s driving documents, her voice becoming noticeably agitated.
“I’m sorry. I don’t understand what I was doing wrong,” Brylinski said. “Were you doing something wrong?”
“I’m working,” the officer replied. “I’m on patrol.”
As Brylinski produces the requested documents, he continued to press the officer.
“I’m on patrol,” the officer repeated.
“That doesn’t matter. You must be above the law, right?” Brylinski asked.
At one point in the verbal dispute, the officer claimed she was on a call, but said that activating her emergency lights would increase the chance other drivers would be involved in an accident.
“When I put my lights, it’s more of a chance people get in accidents,” she said.
[sharequote align=”center”]”When I put my lights, it’s more of a chance people get in accidents.”[/sharequote]
Brylinski then informed the officer he was recording her, drawing a surprised reaction.
“You’re not going to follow me at 85 mph,” the officer instructed.
“I won’t now, but you won’t write me a ticket either because you’re clearly above the law,” Brylinski replied.
After Brylinski asked the officer for her name, she agreed she would follow the speed limit and walked off. The officer did not appear to write a ticket.
A spokesperson for New York’s Department of Environmental Conservation was not immediately available Tuesday evening for comment. TheBlaze was also unable to reach Brylinski.
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