People pose with mobile devices in front of a screen projected with a Facebook logo, in Zenica October 29, 2014. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic
The stories brought to you in this week’s traffic roundup are comical.
First off, a Manitoba man has been criminally charged after he posted a video of himself driving at 190 km/h. The video features him passing other vehicles at 140 km/h on a two-way local highway near Swan River.
How did police find the video? Well, RCMP found it by doing a routine keyword search. Way to hide the evidence.
His charges include: dangerous operation of a motor vehicle; not wearing a seat belt; and using a hand-held electronic device while driving.
If you’re going to recreate a scene from Fast and Furious, don’t post a video of it on Facebook folks. At least change your privacy settings.
18-wheeler seized with LSD and magic mushrooms
Next, we have a story from Nova Scotia where some genius thought it’d be totally okay to carry almost 300 kilograms of marijuana and 20,000 LSD tablets in a transport trailer.
Mounties stopped this fun ride 60 kilometers outside Halifax and also found two kilograms of magic mushrooms. Oh, and then there was some cocaine and a few methamphetamine pills — go big or go home.
Of course the driver was arrested and charged with drug trafficking and possession.
We may be easing up our laws on medical marijuana a bit, but transporting tons of drugs in an 18-wheeler is still a major crime in Canada folks.
Why did the pig cross the road?
Actually, it wasn't just one pig, there were 2,500 piglets. Also, they were not crossing a road; they were on the Trans-Canada Highway, right outside Regina.
On Tuesday morning, the driver of a semi-trailer carrying the piglets tried to swerve to avoid running over a moose, but lost control, rolled onto its side, and ended up in a ditch.
This is when the livestock load broke open to enjoy some fresh air on the highway.
The piglets were two-weeks old. No information has been released on the moose’s age or his relationship to the piglets.
Rescue operation? Draw your own conclusions.
Country singer Jason Aldean’s tour truck crashes in B.C.
Celebrities never fail to produce car accident news.
A semi-trailer belonging to country music star Jason Aldean crashed outside of Kamloops, B.C. this week. Evidently, it was carrying his music equipment.
He had performed in Kamloops the night before and was going to have another concert in Prince George, which had to be rescheduled.
Apparently, the vehicle drove off the right shoulder, hit a rock, and did a flip.
When asked what was going on, Aldean replied: We're just hanging around/ Burnin' it down/ Sippin' on some cold Jack Daniel's.