Indiana State Police (ISP) released footage of a December 15 traffic stop involving Bryan Kohberger – who is accused of murdering four University of Idaho students – after an officer saw him following another vehicle too closely in Hancock County.
The dashcam and bodycam footage released by ISP on January 3 shows an officer pulling over a white Hyundai Elantra on Interstate 70 eastbound in Hancock County. Kohberger can be seen in the driver’s seat of the vehicle.
ISP said at the time of the stop, there was no information available on a suspect for the murders in Moscow, Idaho, nor was there identifying information for the white Hyundai Elantra that Moscow police said had been seen near the crime scene around the time the murders happened, ABC reported.
The Hancock County Sheriff’s Office said one of their officers had pulled over Kohberger minutes before state police did, also for following another vehicle too closely, according to ABC. Kohberger was released with a verbal warning both times, the report said.
Kohberger was arrested in Pennsylvania on December 30. Students Kaylee Goncalves, Madison Mogen, Xana Kernodle and Ethan Chapin were fatally stabbed at a rental home near the University of Idaho’s campus early on November 13. Credit: Indiana State Police via Storyful
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- Know what you guys did?
- You got stopped by a trooper?
- We don't have any SUVs.
- Oh, [INAUDIBLE].
- It was a county guy. It was like a black SUV?
- OK. All right, all right. and he stopped you guys for following too closely?
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- I'm not going to give you guys another ticket or warning if you just got stopped. Just make sure you give yourself plenty of room, OK?
- So like I said, it's all about how fast you're going, OK? So if you're going 10 miles an hour, you only need one car. So the speed limit here is 70.
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- Where you all heading to?
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- Thank you, sir.