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Trooper Marks 10K Twitter Followers With CHiPs Star

Associated Press - June 24, 2015 8:20 am

Trooper Ben Gardner reached the milestone of 10,000 Twitter followers thanks to actor Erik Estrada.

A Kansas Highway Patrol trooper based in Salina reached his 10,000th Twitter follower with a noteworthy addition.

Kansas Highway Patrol Technical Trooper Ben Gardner joined Twitter in 2008 and on Monday he reached the milestone of 10,000 followers thanks to actor Erik Estrada, who now follows Gardner on Twitter.

Estrada is best known for starring as highway patrol officer Frank “Ponch” Poncherello in the television show “CHiPs” from the 1970s-1980s.

Gardner uses his Twitter account – @TrooperBenKHP – to encourage safe driving habits, remind readers of traffic regulations and other things traffic related. He’s the public resource officer for Troop C in north-central Kansas.

Associated Press information from: The Hutchinson News

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