This video just goes from bad to worse...to worse...to worse.

A video recently posted to the West St. Paul Police Department's Facebook page serves as a manual for everything you shouldn't do.

It starts with footage of an SUV blowing through a four-way stop right in front of a patrol car. Sgt. John Hinderscheid pulls the driver over, and from there things get almost hilariously worse. Let's follow the string of violations:

Violation #1 - Failure to Stop at Stop Sign

Even before addressing the driver, Hinderscheid notices a broken tail light.

Violation #1 - Failure to Stop at Stop Sign
Violation #2 - Broken Tail Light

Confronting the driver, he learns that the 19-year old had been going too fast and eating a sandwich.

Violation #1 - Failure to Stop at Stop Sign
Violation #2 - Broken Tail Light
Violation #3 - Speeding
Violation #4 - Distracted Driving

When asked for her driver's license or insurance card, the driver didn't have either with her, adding two more violations. "You're batting 1000 today!" Sgt. Hinderscheid's says at this point. You can almost hear the disbelief in his voice.

Violation #1 - Failure to Stop at Stop Sign
Violation #2 - Broken Tail Light
Violation #3 - Speeding
Violation #4 - Distracted Driving
Violation #5 - No Driver's License
Violation #6 - No Proof of Insurance

After returning to his vehicle to look up the driver in his system, Hinderscheid finds that there's an outstanding warrant for arrest for theft. On top of that, he smells and finds marijuana in the vehicle belonging to a passenger with her.

Violation #1 - Failure to Stop at Stop Sign
Violation #2 - Broken Tail Light
Violation #3 - Speeding
Violation #4 - Distracted Driving
Violation #5 - No Driver's License
Violation #6 - No Proof of Insurance
Violation #7 - Outstanding Warrant for Arrest
Violation #8 - Possession of Marijuana

After arresting the driver, another officer who'd arrived on the scene finds opened bottles of alcohol in the vehicle, adding another two violations to the rapidly growing list.

Violation #1 - Failure to Stop at Stop Sign
Violation #2 - Broken Tail Light
Violation #3 - Speeding
Violation #4 - Distracted Driving
Violation #5 - No Driver's License
Violation #6 - No Proof of Insurance
Violation #7 - Outstanding Warrant for Arrest
Violation #8 - Possession of Marijuana
Violation #9 - Open Container Violation
Violation #10 - Possession of Alcohol Under 21

To cap it all off, the second officer also finds drug paraphernalia.

Violation #1 - Failure to Stop at Stop Sign
Violation #2 - Broken Tail Light
Violation #3 - Speeding
Violation #4 - Distracted Driving
Violation #5 - No Driver's License
Violation #6 - No Proof of Insurance
Violation #7 - Outstanding Warrant for Arrest
Violation #8 - Possession of Marijuana
Violation #9 - Open Container Violation
Violation #10 - Possession of Alcohol Under 21
Violation #11 - Possession of Drug Paraphernalia

As of Wednesday, the video has 49,000 shares and 3.2 milion views.

For all of its almost hilarity, Sgt. Hinderscheid is incredibly kind to the girl. "It seems like you're flying through life by the seat of your pants and not making good choices," he tells her at one point.

Parents, show this video to your kids. It's practically a manual in everything you don't want to do. 


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