*Warning: You might want to take every precaution when driving with an illegal substance in your car.
Apparently, one motorist did not get the memo.
According to Massachusetts police, a Springfield man went through a stop sign and when he was pulled over, he let his window down and blew a cloud of marijuana smoke in the officer’s direction.
The officer was enforcing seat belt laws as part of the annual “Click It or Ticket” campaign when he noticed the vehicle go through a stop sign on Tuesday evening. When the driver stopped and rolled down his window, police say, the officer was “covered in a plume of smoke.”
Sgt. John Delaney says the officer asked: “Are you smoking marijuana while operating this motor vehicle?”
The driver allegedly responded: “Why, yes, I am, officer.”
The 30-year-old driver was scheduled for arraignment Wednesday on three charges: operating under the influence of drugs, failure to obey a stop sign, and failure to wear a seat belt.
With a mouth full of marijuana smoke, I guess if he said “No,” another charge would have applied…
Lying to an officer.