Audio Of The John Kasich Traffic Stop
I noticed this morning that someone had gotten hold of the dashcam video of John Kasich’s traffic stop the led to him calling a police officer “an idiot”. While watching, I noticed that after a few seconds there was sound to the video. It was quiet and there was a lot of traffic noise, but you could hear two voices.
So I played around with it. What I’ve got isn’t great, but it’s louder and a lot of the traffic noise has been filtered out.
You’ll hear Kasich remark that he’d like to know what he did wrong. The officer explains that Kasich failed to move over for another police officer, and Kasich agrees and seems to be stating that he didn’t see the other cop (which is clearly visible in the dashcam video). The officer then seems to instruct Kasich to remain in the car a moment while he goes back to his cruiser.
And looking at the actual video, it’s clear that Kasich was clear to move over and yet hugged the white line at the edge of the road. While the part of the video where the actual ticket was issued isn’t included, I see nothing at all wrong with Officer Barrett’s conduct.