A doctor was left in tears after a Minnesota trooper who pulled her over for speeding gave her his supply of N95 masks instead of writing her up.
Dr. Sarosh Ashraf Janjua, a cardiologist at a coronavirus quarantine unit in Duluth, was pulled over on the I-35 by Trooper Brian Schwartz for speeding on Saturday, March 21, and was expecting to pay a fine for her infraction.
Taking to Facebook, Janjua shared that Schwartz first asked her what she was doing all the way in Minnesota considering how she had a Massachusetts driver’s license.
When she explained that she traveled to the state every month for her work as a locums cardiologist, Schwartz reportedly went to look up her license and then returned to tell her it was very “irresponsible” of her to be speeding.
She said he told her that not only would she take up resources if she got into an accident, but that she would also be put in a position where she would not be able to help patients in healthcare system that is already overburdened with coronavirus patients.
Janjua revealed she felt “thoroughly chastised” and waited for him to write a ticket, but was surprised and moved by what came after.
“Feeling thoroughly chastised, I waited for him to write me a ticket. Instead, he told me he was going to let me off with a warning,” she wrote. “As I sputtered to apologize and say thank you, he reached in to hand me what I assumed was my license back.”