Truck Accident Drenches a Cop With a Tidal Wave of Beer

Published On 03/06/2017 Published On 03/06/2017

Getting sprayed with beer is hardly the craziest thing that can happen to you in Las Vegas. But the sudsy drenching a Nevada Highway Patrol trooper experienced during a traffic stop in the city is wild even for Vegas standards. Best of all, the incident was captured in recently released dashcam footage. 

The incident started off as a typical traffic stop, when Trooper Travis Smaka pulled over a driver for speeding on Interstate 15, according to a report by Vegas' KTNV. As you can see in the video (shown above), the officer was standing at the passenger side window and had just asked the driver if they had been drinking, when a beer truck looses control off camera and spills a crapload of beer onto the highway. The officer can be seen getting hit with a tidal wave of the suds and broken glass, but thankfully, nobody was seriously injured.

Although the accident happened last June, the Nevada Highway Patrol released the video late last week. KTNV also posted a full version of the dashcam video on YouTube, which you can check out below. The insane beer spill happens at about the 1:45 mark. 

KTNV Channel 13 Las Vegas/YouTube

As you may know, this is far from the first time we've seen such an accident. Last year, a beer truck crash resulted in a beer waterfall on a Denver highway, and last January, a truck carrying potato chips collided, causing a giant, sudsy mess on a Florida highway. Oh, and don't forget the truck crash that basically turned a New Jersey highway into a giant sandwich.

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Tony Merevick is Cities News Editor at Thrillist and still thinks the bread-deli meat truck crash is hilarious. Send news tips to and follow him on Twitter @tonymerevick.



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