The details on this one are so strange and so contradictory depending on the source that it's tough to tell what really happened. Here's the story as we know it: Starks was driving a Freightliner semi-tractor (hey, he's a big guy) through heavy traffic with nine (or 13, say police) passengers, including a girl on his lap (or not, says Starks), when a traffic cop knocked on his door and asked him to pull over. The police claim Starks intentionally accelerated and pinned the officer against another car. Starks says that it's profiling: he never touched the cop and was only cited because he was in a big vehicle with a lot of black people in it.
The truth is probably somewhere in the middle. So no points here until there are more facts.
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