The Missouri Highway Patrol said it was reviewing an incident in which a tractor-trailer driver tried to stop a Missouri Highway patrol vehicle in the middle of Highway 9 in Missouri.
The incident occurred Monday afternoon on Highway 7 in Springfield.
A man who was behind the wheel of a truck was pulled over, but was released by the Missouri Highway Department.
The trooper reported that the driver was not wearing a seat belt and that he could not identify himself, the agency said.
“Missouri Highway Patrol officers are trained to exercise extreme caution in stopping a motorist, particularly when driving on a highway,” the agency posted on its website.
“Our officers are not trained to make an arrest, and will never arrest someone on the basis of a mistake.”
The incident is the latest in a string of highway accidents in Missouri this year.
On Monday, two people were killed in a crash on Interstate 35 in Springfield, Missouri.
In May, a truck driver killed four people and injured four others when he crashed into a gas station at a gas pump near Missouri State Highway 17 and Highway 7.
On Aug. 29, a passenger train derailed near a railroad crossing near St. Louis.
On July 23, a tractor trailer crashed into another truck in Missouri near Highway 18.
In January, a semi-truck collided with another truck near Highway 11 in Springfield and caused at least $200,000 in damage.
The Missouri Department of Transportation has also warned that a tractor carrying about 400 pounds of materials overturned and became wedged in the center of a grassy median.