A Purdue University police officer stopped Purdue University President Mitch Daniels last week for speeding 42 mph in a 20 mph zone and rolling through a stop sign. The dash cam video of the police officer shows her obvious surprise when she discovers she had pulled over the university's president. Daniels politely explained to the officer he had left without his cell phone and was in a hurry back home to retrieve it when she stopped him. He was very courteous to the female police officer, and she responded in kind by letting him off without a ticket or written warning. Daniels later tweeted about the traffic stop.
Warning for speeding. Good job PUPD for usual alertness. Note to self: Don't lv cell ph at home on nightstand when expecting an 8 AM call— Mitch Daniels (@purduemitch) October 22, 2015