Thursday, October 22, 2015

About that Minnesota lady who got pulled over for drinking coffee

So we had a pretty good cuss-n-discuss over the story about a St. Paul woman who says a cop pulled her over for drinking coffee and gave her a ticket when the incident was brought up during our morning news meeting. There was probably a bit more cussing than discussing, frankly.

We didn’t quite have all the facts at our fingertips in that initial meeting, and if you’ve only seen the headlines, chances are you may be feeling a little heated about it yourself. I mean, that sort of thing takes “drinking and driving” enforcement to a whole different level.

If you missed it, the Minneapolis Star-Tribune has a nice write-up here. Per the report, the joe-sipping driver, 36-year-old Lindsay Krieger, says she was pulled over on eastbound Interstate 94 during the Wednesday morning rush hour by a state trooper whom she says gave her a dressing down on the dangers of drinking anything while driving.

“She kept asking, ‘Why did I pull you over?’ ” Krieger told the newspaper. “And I really, honestly had no idea. ‘It’s the coffee. Drinking coffee and driving is against the law.’ I was not doing anything wrong.”