A suspected drunken driver from the Twin Cities dutifully pulled over his pickup truck when law enforcement stopped him in downtown ­Little Falls, then he got out from behind the wheel. Within a moment or so, a freight train came along and crushed his vehicle.

Yes, the State Patrol notes, the driver parked his pickup on the tracks and left it for a southbound train to gobble up.

A 29-year-old Ham Lake man has been in jail since that uh-oh moment about 10:40 p.m. Friday near Broadway and 1st Street NW., just west of the Mississippi River in the central Minnesota community.

The vehicle "was on the railroad tracks [and] not in a roadway crossing," said Amy McBeth, a spokeswoman for the railway, BNSF.

The driver, who has a previous drunken-driving conviction on his record, is being held in the Morrison County jail on suspicion of doing the same this time around. A court date has not been set.

Paul Walsh