We need immediate action here regarding a serious danger to our nation’s highways.
The driver of a FedEx tractor-trailer rig lost control of his truck on Interstate 5 after choking on some spicy pork rinds, jackknifed and came to a stop in a muddy ditch, says a Washington State Patrol trooper. […]
The trooper says the truck didn’t hit any vehicles. Leary says the driver will be cited for driving with wheels off the roadway.
Clearly, this is something that needs to be addressed by the legislature immediately. We need “per se” laws against the possession (including internal possession) of pork rinds, and possibly all other spicy snack foods.
Sure, this time nobody was hurt, but what if there were a dozen children crushed under that jackknifed truck? And all you could charge the driver with was “driving with wheels off the roadway”?
We’ve got to be able to bring the full force of the law against those who eat pork rinds and drive. It isn’t always easy to tell when a driver is under the influence of a pork rind until it’s too late and hundreds of children have been smeared across the highway. We need the law to allow for searches of vehicles for empty pork rind packages, and the authority to pump the stomachs of drivers for evidence of formerly crispy pork fat.
It’s for the children.