Man Allegedly Tries to Replace Busted Tail Light With Red Sports Drink

Broken taillight sports drink
Longmont Police Department

Police in Colorado say a trucker tried to replace his busted red tail light by putting a red sports drink in its place.

On Facebook, Longmont Police said that while they “appreciated the ingenuity of this tail light, this is not a permanent solution.”

Cops say they stopped the unidentified truck driver, who told them he was on his way to get the light fixed. They let him go without giving him a ticket. 

Colorado law states says vehicles must have a stop lamp or lamps on the rear of the vehicle that are red or amber and are visible at least 100 feet away in sunlight. 

Cops say they ran right back into the trucker later on that day — at the garage where he was getting the tail light fixed.

"Working tail lights prevent accidents," police said. "If your tail lights are broken, please get them repaired."


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