Off-duty state trooper returning from a Halloween party in a Star Wars Stormtrooper costume stops drink-drive suspect driving the wrong way

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Stormtroopers perform during a Panasonic press event for CES 2020 at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center on January 6, 2020 in Las Vegas, Nevada. David Becker/Getty Images
  • A suspected drunk driver was stopped by an off-duty police officer dressed as a stormtrooper returning from a Halloween night party.

  • State Trooper turned Stormtrooper Britta Foesch who was not wearing her helmet as she was driving spotted the vehicle trying to enter the I-15 and going in the wrong direction.

  • The Highway Patrol said the wrong-way driver was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence, driving without a valid driver's license, and two traffic violations, AP reported.

  • Nevada Highway Patrol's Southern Command said: "Trooper Foesh no doubt intervened and stopped a potentially deadly situation. The FORCE is strong in Trooper Foesh."

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A suspected drunk driver was stopped by an off-duty police officer dressed as a Star Wars Stormtrooper returning from a Halloween night party.

State Trooper Britta Foesch, who was not wearing her helmet as she was driving, spotted the vehicle as it entered the I-15 in the wrong direction, as seen in a dashcam video posted by a Twitter user.

In their cinematic statement posted on Twitter, Nevada Highway Patrol's Southern Command said Foesch stopped the car and called dispatch to deal with the situation.

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They added: "Trooper Foesh no doubt intervened and stopped a potentially deadly situation. The FORCE is strong in Trooper Foesh."

The Highway Patrol said the wrong-way driver was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence, driving without a valid driver's license, and two traffic violations, AP added.

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