What’s it like to be a trooper on St. Patrick’s Day? These hilarious #BackSeatTweets say it all

Ever wonder what crazy things Minnesota police and troopers see?

Well, a Department of Public Safety social media coordinator did and asked for a ride-along with a Minnesota State Patrol trooper. And she live-tweeted the whole thing with #BackSeatTweets.

It was so popular, they decided to do it again: St. Patrick’s Day edition.

Here’s what happened:

Getting started

The ordeal ran from 7-10 p.m. on St. Patrick’s Day – a holiday known to have a lot of intoxicated drivers.

Before the woman behind #BackSeatTweets started the adventure, Trooper Egan already had to chase a man on foot.

“A sign of what’s to come tonight?” the tweet reads.


One topic that popped up multiple times is how people don’t slow down or change lanes for stalled or stopped vehicles.

“You kind of get used to it,” Egan said.

Still, if you see a vehicle stopped or pulled over to the side of the road, you should move into a lane away from the stopped car. If you can’t, at least slow down.

Squad car rules

#BackSeatTweets also gives a look inside the life of Trooper Egan.

His favorite color is blue. He disapproves of hanging paper shamrocks around his squad car.

The woman behind #BackSeatTweets said she brought along some Lucky Charms and a sparkly green shamrock hat.

It is not clear whether or not Trooper Egan is a fan of the cereal or if he donned any festive gear.

Tweets of the night

You can find the rest on the State Patrol’s Twitter account, #BackSeatTweets.


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