Williamson County, Texas, is directly north of the state capital of Austin. Because it sits along Interstate 35, many state troopers guard this roadway and other major highways in the county. Interstate 35 is a major drug trafficking route between the U.S. and Mexico border. A Texas multi-state trooper was conducting routine radar checks on the interstate when he saw a car speeding.
After the trooper pulled the car over, the driver, Marquis Overton, told him his story. And, what the trooper found in the car made his story interesting.
The Traffic Stop
The traffic stop occurred just north of the city of Round Rock where the interstate moves from a high-density traffic area to a more suburban traffic area.