Most everywhere in the United States, there is a law enforcement policy of checking on any stalled vehicle on public roadways when temperatures drop to single digits or below.    At about one AM on a very cold morning, Montana State Trooper, Allan Nixon #658, responded to a call in which there was a car off the shoulder of the highway outside of Great Falls, Montana.  He located the car, stuck deep in snow with the engine running, and he pulled in behind it with his emergency lights on.   Trooper Nixon walked to the drivers door to find an older man passed out behind the wheel with a nearly empty vodka bottle on the seat next to him.  The driver startled awake when Trooper Nixon tapped on the window with his flashlight.  Seeing the rotating lights in his rear view mirror and the state trooper standing next to his car, the man panicked.  He jerked the gearshift into drive and hit the gas.

The car's speedometer was showing 20-30-40-50 MPH, but the car was still stuck in the snow, wheels spinning.  Trooper Nixon - having a sense of humor - began running in place next to the speeding (but stationary) car.  The driver was totally freaked out thinking the trooper was actually keeping up with him.  This goes on for about 30 seconds when Trooper Nixon yelled, "PULL OVER!"   The man nodded, turned his wheel and stopped the engine.  Needless to say, the man from North Dakota was arrested and is probably still shaking his head over the Montana State Trooper who could run 50 miles per hour.   Who says cops aren't funny?