BOISE, Idaho (KBOI) — A Seattle grandmother said one of the highlights from her recent vacation to Idaho was getting a speeding ticket.
KBOI-TV reported Tana Baumler was traveling at about 95 mph in a 75 mph zone on Interstate 15. Baumler's husband and two granddaughters were in her vehicle.
Baumler said after she was pulled over for speeding, she was so impressed by a Idaho State Police trooper that she wrote him a 'Thank You" note.
A Seattle grandmother said one of the highlights from her recent vacation to Idaho was getting a speeding ticket.
Baumler said Trooper Mike Neilson helped put her grandchildren at ease during the traffic stop.
"He was giving the kids stickers and little sheriffs badges he was just really nice to them and I thought that it was kind of nice just because then the 4-year-old wasn't scared," Baumler said.
Neilson said he always has some stickers on hand and that he treats people the way he wants his family to be treated.
Trooper Neilson gave her a $150 ticket.
This is what Baumler said in the letter:
"Dear Idaho State Police, Recently I was on vacation with my grandchildren and was pulled over for speeding. Officer Mike Nielson made it a good experience for my grandchildren by talking with them calmly and giving them stickers. He didn't leave me out and I got my very own STICKER SHOCK :) Thanks for a great attitude."