A man was stopped by an LVMPD officer on Sept 13th, and was later found to be in possession of 12 pounds of crystal methamphetamine in his vehicle.
After being placed in handcuffs and appearing to be cooperative, he “bolted” in front of an oncoming semi-truck and trailer and stopped, getting killed instantly when he was struck by about 80,000 lbs. of steel and plastic, probably traveling about 35-45 mph.
So, getting to the point. Remember the old anti-drug campaign, “This is your brain; this is your brain on drugs”?
My past in Metro traffic and my macabre sense of humor have been piqued with this bit of news and some new possibilities.
We could have some fun with the new slogan…
We can veer somewhat to the path of motorcyclists, relating to helmets…”This is your brains; this is your brains on the asphalt”.
How about the errant flying insect on the highway? “This is your brains; this is your brains on the grille” (or the bumper).
I’m not sure what this guy looked like, or his boss’s reputation. But, I’m sure since the delivery never made its predetermined destination, he probably knew his life wasn’t worth much and chose to end it early.
Kudos goes to LVMPD for the stop and the officer(s) who conducted the stop. I’m sorry they had to witness the incident and for the investigation that they will be forced to endure by the department, but from the sounds of it, they did a good job.
Last month, a Nevada Highway Patrol trooper stopped a reckless semi-truck and trailer and recovered over 450 lbs. of cocaine, worth approximately $16 million in the same area. (Fox NEWS Story).
Again, give credit where credit is due. Thanks to law enforcement’s efforts, hundreds of pounds of drugs are off the streets.
And thanks to the street credibility of a drug dealer/trafficker, we have one less court case the taxpayers have to pay for.