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Off-duty officer in Stormtrooper costume stops wrong-way driver

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Posted at 5:45 PM, Oct 31, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-31 20:45:16-04

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Nevada Highway Patrol says an off-duty state trooper wearing a “Star Wars” costume while returning home from a Halloween costume party prevented a suspected drunken driver from entering a Las Vegas freeway in the wrong direction.

The Highway Patrol said Trooper Britta Foesch was a designated sober driver and in her personal vehicle and wearing a Stormtrooper costume — but not its helmet — when she stopped the other vehicle and called dispatchers to get on-duty troopers to the scene early Saturday morning.

The Highway Patrol said the other vehicle’s driver was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence, driving without a valid driver’s license and two traffic violations.