Disoriented driver passes Go, does not collect $200

Point Roberts CBP officers take border runner into custody on Friday, September 27. Photo by Pat Grubb

By Pat Grubb

Tired Point Roberts CBP officers looking forward to the end of their graveyard shift on Friday, September 27 had their adrenalin levels jacked when a young male drove through the border at approximately 6 a.m. According to CBP public affairs officer Jason Givens, the man stopped at the inspection booth and appeared confused when he was asked for his identification.

In response, he took off down Tyee Drive at a high rate of speed. Givens said, “CBP officers located the man a short time later and took him into custody. A deputy from the Whatcom County Sheriff’s Office received consent from the man to search his vehicle. The deputy discovered drug paraphernalia and noticed a strong odor of methamphetamine.” Officers were armed with handguns and, in at least one instance, a high powered automatic rifle.

Another officer later described the man “as high as a kite.”

  1. Error with this article. No police carry fully automatic rifles. Police have semi automatic rifles, shotguns, and semi automatic pistols

    Ed Note: The article has been changed; the word fully has been deleted in the sentence: “Officers were armed with handguns and, in at least one instance, a high powered automatic rifle.”

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