Easton Corbin sings about talking his way out of a traffic ticket in his latest single, “All Over the Road,” but he wasn’t so lucky with a cop who pulled him over in Illinois. Easton was hauling a motorcycle he’d just purchased back to Nashville in his truck when he hit a construction zone. The interstate went down to one lane, and Easton had to speed up to merge in front of a semi truck.
He tells ABC News Radio, “You know, it’s only about 45 or 50 in this construction zone. Well, by the time I get past this semi, I’m going 80.”
Immediately after Easton got in front of the truck, a cop came speeding up behind him, pulled him over, and told him he was actually doing about 85 miles per hour.
Easton admits, “I just started cringing — a construction area going that fast. And he said, ‘Man, I just couldn’t let you go.'”
As if getting the ticket wasn’t enough, one of Easton’s fans posted the news about his ticket on his Facebook page. He took a big financial hit from the ticket as well.
“I had to hire an attorney to come pay my ticket,” Easton says. “It ended up costing me a thousand bucks. I was like, ‘I will never speed again in my life.’ I was about to pass out when I heard what it was gonna be.”
Luckily, Easton has someone else to drive his tour bus as he heads to Adrian, MI for a show Wednesday night.
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