Drunk Woman Driving with 15-Foot Tree in Her Lincoln's Grille Gets Arrested

Illinois Woman Driving with 15-foot Tree In Her Car's Grille 3 photos
Photo: Roselle Police Department on Facebook
Illinois Woman Driving around with 15-foot Tree In Her Car's GrilleIllinois Woman Driving around with 15-foot Tree In Her Car's Grille
Many drunk driving arrests make for storytelling material, and yet some are more special than others. However, the scale mentioned above probably has to be expanded to include an Illinois woman who was driving with a tree stuck to the nose of her car back in January.
As the 54-year-old driver told the Roselle Police after being pulled over, she had crashed into the 15-foot tree some three miles away from the point where she was stopped. Despite this and the place being in the proximity of her home, the driver said she didn't remember the exact location of the accident. Obviously.

Her vehicle, a Lincoln Town Car, had been spotted driving in the less-than-aerodynamic form mentioned above in the middle of the night on January 23, with another driver reporting the episode to the police.

It didn't take long for the officers to spot the three huger (perhaps because its shape was different from the usual Prius body). While the driver did cooperate, the officer noticed the airbags had been deployed and had a suspicion the woman was intoxicated.

The driver was taken into custody after failing a field sobriety test and is due to appear in front of a judge this April. Given her feat, which determined the Roselle Police to post the pair of photos we have here on their Facebook page, the court might become familiar with the case even before opening the woman's file.

While we didn't need any confirmation on the Lincoln Town Car being solid enough to sustain such an episode, we wonder if anybody over at Ford has noticed this - if the new Continental is this strong, we predict hefty sale numbers. Sure, we don't expect other drivers to attempt to steal this woman's unofficial car ornament record, but knowing your vehicle can sustain this is enough to win many people over.

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