The Thirsty Beagle


Giving beer a bad name, Volume 3

by Nick Trougakos Modified: May 31, 2013 at 2:44 pm •  Published: November 13, 2008

We’ve all joked about how fun it would be to drive a beer truck and perhaps skim a couple bottles off the top at the end of a hard day’s work. Apparently one guy forgot you’re supposed to wait for your shift to end before you start tipping back. A truck driver in Colorado this week was arrested after he tipped his 45,000-pound truck toting a load of Coors. Bobby Dodge, 56, of McGregor, Texas, apparently accelerated too much on an exit ramp, causing the rig to topple. The ramp was closed for several hours as authorities had to remove all the beer from the truck before they could set it upright. Dodge was taken to a detox unit, according to news reports. Bobby Dodge: You sir, have brought shame on McGregor, Texas.

by Nick Trougakos
Local Editor
Local Editor Nick Trougakos has been with The Oklahoman since 2002. Trougakos covered the military, federal agencies and courts before becoming an editor in 2005. Prior to joining The Oklahoman, Trougakos was a reporter for the Oklahoma City...
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