If Americans were better at improv, state troopers might write fewer tickets.
Alas, we’re not. The Minnesota State Patrol Facebook page carries this tale today.
Recently, an MSP Sergeant found this semi truck driving thru a closed construction zone on Hwy 212 and Hwy 75 in Lac Qui Parle County. The driver drove around numerous barricades, and after nearly making it all the way through the zone, he met up with a trooper. The driver, who was heading back home to Mississippi, said he didn’t know the road was closed. He was cited for driving around a barricade. Great work!!
Mississippi, you say?
About the blogger
Bob Collins has been with Minnesota Public Radio since 1992, emigrating to Minnesota from Massachusetts. He was senior editor of news in the ’90s, ran MPR’s political unit, created the MPR News regional website, invented the popular Select A Candidate, started several blogs, and every day laments that his Minnesota Fantasy Legislature project never caught on.
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