posted on Mar, 9 2004 @ 05:47 PM
BA HA HA HA HA HA
Washington State Trooper Jason Gainer couldn't believe his eyes Thursday afternoon, reports the Vancouver (Wash.) Columbian.
Stopped at a red light in his squad car, Gainer noticed that the guy in the car next to him didn't have his seat belt on.
He rolled down his window, but before he could tell the man to put the belt on, the other driver allegedly pulled out a glass pipe and took a huge
puff of marijuana, even tilting his head back for maximum capacity.
"He was just sucking his lungs full," said Patrol Trooper Garvin March. "This is broad daylight at lunch hour at one of the busiest intersections
in the county, and the trooper was in a fully marked patrol car."
The driver suddenly noticed who'd pulled up next to him and blew out the smoke, but it was too late. Gainer issued Robert C. Shull, 34, of Vancouver
tickets for marijuana possession, drug paraphernalia possession and failing to wear a seat belt.
"He smoked himself out of a warning," March told the newspaper.