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Old 05-02-2005, 06:20 PM   #1
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In Minnesota, there is a policy of checking on any stalled vehicle on the highway when the temperatures drop in the single digits, or below. One morning in March 2004 about 3 AM, a Minnesota State Police officer was responding to a call of a car off the shoulder outside of the town of Grey Eagle.



The officer located the car, with the engine still running, stuck in deep snow alongside the highway. Pulling in behind it with his emergency lights on, the officer walked to the driver's door to find an older man passed out behind the wheel and a near empty bottle of vodka in the seat. He tapped on the window and the driver woke up, seeing the rotating lights in his rear view mirror and the State Policeman standing next to his car. The man panicked, and he jerked the gearshift into Drive and hit the gas. The car's speedometer was showing 20-30-40 then 50 MPH, but it was still stuck in the snow.

The policeman, having a sense of humor, began running in place next to the speeding but still stationary car. The driver was totally freaked thinking the officer was actually keeping up with him. This went on for about 20 seconds when the patrolman yelled at the man ordering him to "pull over". The man obeyed and turned his wheel and stopped the engine.

Once out of the car, the drunken driver asked about the patrolman's special training and just how can he possibly run 50 MPH. The man, from Grey Eagle, was arrested still believing that a State Policeman had outrun his car.


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Old 05-02-2005, 06:20 PM   #2
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In Minnesota, there is a policy of checking on any stalled vehicle on the highway when the temperatures drop in the single digits, or below. One morning in March 2004 about 3 AM, a Minnesota State Police officer was responding to a call of a car off the shoulder outside of the town of Grey Eagle.



The officer located the car, with the engine still running, stuck in deep snow alongside the highway. Pulling in behind it with his emergency lights on, the officer walked to the driver's door to find an older man passed out behind the wheel and a near empty bottle of vodka in the seat. He tapped on the window and the driver woke up, seeing the rotating lights in his rear view mirror and the State Policeman standing next to his car. The man panicked, and he jerked the gearshift into Drive and hit the gas. The car's speedometer was showing 20-30-40 then 50 MPH, but it was still stuck in the snow.

The policeman, having a sense of humor, began running in place next to the speeding but still stationary car. The driver was totally freaked thinking the officer was actually keeping up with him. This went on for about 20 seconds when the patrolman yelled at the man ordering him to "pull over". The man obeyed and turned his wheel and stopped the engine.

Once out of the car, the drunken driver asked about the patrolman's special training and just how can he possibly run 50 MPH. The man, from Grey Eagle, was arrested still believing that a State Policeman had outrun his car.


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That is a great story. See, us law enforcement types do have a sence of humor.
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The judge threw out the DUI ticket but the guy had to pay the illegal parking ticket. Ya sure, it's a fact hey.
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The state policeman should have ran backwards and really freaked the guy out.
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