Wednesday, March 2, 2011
Passengers Smoke Pot During Traffic Stop
Two Vermont residents had to learn the hard way that it's not a good idea to smoke marijuana during a traffic stop. The "Burlington Free Press" is reporting that Scott Patterson was stopped by Vermont State Troopers early last Sunday morning after he was allegedly seen driving erratically. Patterson reportedly had a blood-alcohol-content of point-one-eight-seven, and was arrested on DUI charges. Police placed the 30-year-old in a squad car, but returned to his vehicle to find passengers Kris Richards and Jason Beyer smoking pot inside. Richards subsequently admitted that it was a "dumb idea" to light up with the cops around. Beyer and Patterson are both due in court later this month.