The Dunwoody Police Department warned on Facebook against smoking pot near police cars in a tounge-and-cheek post. Here, Dunwoody police Officer Christopher Irwin tells an alleged speeder to pull over to the side of the road in a file photo.
Photo: Hyosub Shin/AJC
Photo: Hyosub Shin/AJC

DeKalb cops: Don’t film yourself smoking pot by our cruisers

In Dunwoody, as probably anywhere else, it could be a bad idea to taunt cops.

The city police warned against it in a Facebook post over the weekend after an alleged lawbreaker was said to be seen smoking pot at a stoplight next to a cruiser.

"It's also not an excellent idea to record yourself doing so on your cellphone to amuse the other occupants in your vehicle,” the post said. “Research has shown that marijuana usage impairs cognitive abilities. I would have to agree with this study since the driver also thought it was a good idea to speed away from the traffic stop after the officer acquired their tag number.”

With tag number in hand, the police promised: “We'll see you soon.”

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In other news:

A visually impaired man fell onto southbound MARTA tracks at the Five Points station on Thursday morning, a spokesman for the transit agency said. (Video via Jason Monlineaux via WSB-TV)

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