Man charged with driving too slow under "Slow Poke" law

Published: Apr. 11, 2018 at 6:04 PM EDT
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A Knox County man has been charged with driving under the posted speed limit, breaking what has been called the "Slow Poke" law.


went into effect on July 1, 2016, and prohibits drivers from using the left lane of interstates and multi-lane divided highways unless they are passing slower vehicles.

According to arrest records, on April 3, police said Ricky Lee Rutherford was driving 40 mph in the lefthand lane of a 55 mph zone when police pulled him over.

Police said they also found prescription pills in his car.

Police said they also discovered two outstanding warrants for his arrest for failing to appear in court.

Find the full text of the "Slow Poke" legislation