Distracted Driver Pulled Over; Cop Greeted by 250-Pound Pig

A Minnesota sheriff’s office encountered a sight they weren’t expecting to see last October when they pulled over a driver having trouble staying in his lane.

A 250-pound pig greeted Sgt. Jason Foster when he stopped a motorist for erratic driving, apparently caused by the pig leaning against the steering wheel.

But he didn’t have just one pig with him, the Chisago County Sheriff’s Office said. A lighter-weight pig was also present in the vehicle. 

In a Twitter post to promote Distracted Driving Awareness Month in April, the Chisago County Sheriff’s Office said catching someone driving with a 250-pound lap pig was a first for them. They noted drivers are often distracted by things like cellphones, food, putting on makeup or even changing the radio station in a tweet from their office on March 26.

Twitter post

Foster said the man had his pigs on his lap because he was moving to another part of the state and didn’t want the pigs to get cold during the drive. The driver received a warning.

Distracted Driving Awareness Month is a united effort to recognize the dangers of and eliminate preventable deaths from distracted driving. For more information, visit the National Safety Council’s website.


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