Police: Don't snort cocaine during a traffic stop

A driver was caught scooping cocaine during a traffic stop in Seattle on Dec. 3, 2015.
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SEATTLE -- A Tuesday night traffic stop in Seattle took an unexpected turn when the driver tried to snort cocaine right in front of the officer.

Officer Nic Abts-Olsen had pulled the 73-year-old man over in South Seattle when he drove by without his lights on.

Abts-Olsen was going to give the man a warning because he had a clean driving record, until he found him scooping a portion of cocaine from a glass vial.

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The officer startled the man in the act when he returned to the car from checking the license and registration, causing him to spill the cocaine when the officer knocked on the window and startled him.

The driver tried to claim he had vitamins, but later admitted it was cocaine. 

He was arrested and booked into the King County Jail for possession of a narcotics.

And the whole incident was caught on camera.