Four members of LSU’s Phi Kappa Psi fraternity were bound for Gulf Shores to drink away the frustration of their obnoxiously late spring break week with a trailer full of mostly Natty Light. A lot of Natty Light. Like enough Natty Light to make national headlines.
Their Ford truck was pulled over on Interstate 10 in Alabama for expired tags. The officer — I guess on a hunch, or because he’s not a moron and four college guys driving toward a popular beach/spring break destination pulling a trailer loaded with a lot of something concealed looks pretty suspicious — asked for permission to search the vehicle and trailer. The driver consented, leading to the discovery of the most alcohol confiscated in Alabama state history in a single bust. Beer, liquor, and because they’re standup guys, boxed wine were recovered during the traffic stop.
From The Advocate:
During the stop, the pickup’s driver gave deputies consent to search the trailer, where authorities found nearly 2,000 beers, five liters of boxed wine and eight bottles of liquor, Myles said.
The students, who identified themselves to deputies as fraternity members, were en route to the beach to meet “a larger group of people for the week of spring break,” Myles said.
The four men joined the Phi Kappa Psi fraternity at LSU in the fall. […]
Among the confiscated alcoholic beverages were 106 18-packs of Natural Light beer, five 12-packs of Corona beer and five liters of Franzia boxed wine. Several bottles of tequila, vodka, whiskey and rum also were collected by deputies.
The four guys had not been drinking and cooperated fully with authorities. They were issued minor in possession citations, and I assume went on their way to their Gulf Shores rental home to a loud chorus of boos from their thirsty friends.
When being questioned by the officer about why they were traveling with enough alcohol to fully submerge a German U-boat, it would have been the perfect opportunity to dust off the classic “Because I’m in a frat” defense..
[via The Advocate]
Image via Mobile County Sherriff’s Office