The state’s highway patrol says it won’t stop a truck from speeding along the interstate until it can catch a cab driver speeding on the highway.
In a statement released Friday, the Missouri Highway Patrol said that the driver is suspected of having stolen a cab in February and will face criminal charges if convicted.
The statement said the patrol will not be stopping drivers on the Highway 400 portion of the interstate unless they have a passenger in the truck or are traveling at high speed.
It said the highway patrol does not plan to stop drivers on I-405 until after they have passed a checkpoint, and that it does not enforce speed limits.
The Missouri Highway Police said the truck driver is expected to face charges if he or she is found to have stolen cab from a tow truck, or if the highway police find any evidence of tampering with evidence.