The rule of thumb when it comes to driving over potholes is: don’t. If possible, it’s best to (safely) maneuver around them. That’s the advice Rosemount, Minnesota man Allen Moe was trying to follow when he drove his car around one. However, as KMSP FOX 9 News reports, a police officer decided to ticket him for it.
Mr. Moe was on Shannon Parkway, driving his daughters to their dance class on May 3 when he did what he’s done for years. He told KMSP, “I swerved to just get around the potholes and then I came back into my lane. After I went through the stop light, [a police officer] stopped me." Mr. Moe explained why he had swerved around the potholes, “We all do it in this community. We have to, to preserve our own vehicles.” That argument did not win over the officer, who KMSP reports, “suggested [Allen Moe] may have been texting.”
When Mr. Moe fights the $128 fine in court, he’ll have a fairly important supporter – Rosemount, Minnesota Mayor Bill Droste. Mayor Droste told KMSP, “That’s what I do when I drive down this street, also…it deteriorated so quickly here this winter, you have to drive around potholes.” He did also mention that the section of Shannon Parkway covered in this story will be resurfaced this coming June.
More info: KMSP