Video shows judge barking at officer during traffic stop


LANCASTER, Pa. (AP) – A judge was allowed to go on his way after aggressively challenging a police officer during a traffic stop and ordering him to “check the registration on this plate soon, mister.”

Police dashcam video obtained by the LNP newspaper in Pennsylvania shows the April traffic stop of Lancaster County President Judge Dennis Reinaker.

East Lampeter Township Police Chief Stephen Zerbe tells LNP that Reinaker had been tailgating an unmarked police car.

The video shows Reinaker getting out of his SUV after being pulled over and barking at the officer, “What do you think you’re doing pulling me over?”

He then tells the officer to check his registration.

The officer sent him on his way about 40 seconds later, saying, “Have a good day, Judge.”

Reinaker says in a statement that he did not expect or ask for special treatment.

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