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Watch: Driver who can't stop breaking laws becomes internet hit for West St. Paul police

The 19 year old runs a stop sign ... and then it keeps getting worse.

Footage of a young driver who just can't stop breaking laws has made West St. Paul police an internet sensation.

The police department on Friday shared a video of a recent traffic stop, calling it: "If you're going to get pulled over, you might as well make it count."

Since then, it has racked up more than 3 million views and 46,000 shares.

The video shows an SUV driver breeze through a stop sign right in front of a West. St. Paul squad car, which proceeds to follow and pull them over.

That's when it gets funny, because as Sgt. John Hinderscheid quizzes the 19-year-old woman behind the wheel, it's clear that she's broken a series of laws – including eating a sub sandwich at the wheel and being in possession of marijuana.

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She also had a warrant out for theft, and you can hear Hinderscheid's incredulity as he uncovers more and more infractions.

West St. Paul police told BMTN the first violation happened at the intersection of Butler Avenue and Stryker Avenue, with officers catching up with her outside of Heritage Middle School.

She was sent to Dakota County Jail and booked on the outstanding theft warrant, while citations have since been issued for the other violations.

The male passenger also got cited for being in possession of drug paraphernalia.

"It seems like you're flying through life by the seat of your pants and not making good choices," Hinderscheid tells her in the video.

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