Portland Police Traffic Officer Mark James was in hot pursuit of a traffic violator caught going 52mph in a 35mph zone when his "high-speed chase" was abruptly interrupted by a family of ducks trying to cross the street.

Stopping his patrol car in the middle of the road, Officer James exited the vehicle to ensure that the ducks had safe passage before he went on about his duty.

And sometimes the Portlandia episodes just write themselves.

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[H/T: Tastefully Offensive]