Halloween is well-known as one of the more … interesting nights of the year for police officers. And this year, an officer in Las Vegas gave us a story to remember.
Britta Foesch, a trooper with Nevada Highway Patrol, was off duty and went to a Halloween costume party dressed as a stormtrooper from Star Wars. She was the designated driver, and left the party around 1 a.m.
During her drive, she spotted a Prius driving the wrong way onto an I-15 exit ramp. Reacting quickly, Foesch managed to get the driver to stop, then called for on-duty troopers, who arrived on scene and arrested the driver on suspicion of DUI.
The NHP told ABC 13 that Foesch is a trained professional and they do not encourage normal citizens to try and stop drunk drivers. They should call 9-1-1 and report it, but not intervene directly.
The NHP also had some fun with the story, posting it on their Facebook page with a video that re-created the intro scenes of the Star Wars films with scrolling yellow text.
“Trooper Foesch no doubt intervened and stopped a potentially deadly situation,” the post said. “The force is strong in Trooper Foesch.”