I hope someone had a BBQ and they did not just throw it in a dumpster. PLEASANT GROVE, Utah (AP) — A runaway bull smashed three police cars and an animal control officer’s truck before it was shot as it approached a Utah interstate.
Pleasant Grove police Capt. Michael Smith says the bull got loose Wednesday afternoon, crashed through fences, bullied through traffic and prompted several 911 calls.
Police tried to corral it but came out on the losing end. The animal crushed the hood of one police car, damaged two others and ripped the grill off an animal control truck.
Smith says the Utah Highway Patrol reported two accidents occurred as drivers slowed down to look at the bull. Officers decided to fatally shoot the bull before it reached Interstate 15 or caused more property damage.
People will be massing roadways, public land and waterways this Labor Day weekend, bringing the summer boating and park going season to an unofficial end.
Given the typical level of activity, we cannot stress the importance of safety, enough and encourages people to designate a sober driver for the weekend, and be prepared for your adventure. Just because there are more people it does not make it safer. In fact it will make things more unsafe, especially your drive to and from.
Booze and people do not mix on a multitude of levels.
Intoxicated persons cause the danger level to rise. Large public gatherings also encourage criminal activity, everything from theft to armed robbery and worse.
Holiday weekends mean increased use of public lands, roadways and waterways and that means an increased need for safety and awareness. Stay safe by being prepared.