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Terrement07 Mar 2016 2:57 p.m. PST


Police in the city of Roselle, Ill., recently pulled over a suspected drunk driver, having been tipped off by a fellow motorist who happened to notice a car cruising along with a 15-foot tree stuck in its grille.

After locating and pulling over the Lincoln Town Car, the officer who approached it noticed that the front airbags had been deployed, presumably from contact with the tree. According to the Chicago Tribune, the driver, who smelled of alcohol, admitted that she hit the tree in the neighboring town of Schaumberg, but couldn't remember exactly where.

The driver then failed a field sobriety test and was booked with a DUI offense. No surprise, the photos posted to the police department's Facebook page have gone viral, with over 19,000 shares since March 4th, helping it get out the very obvious message:

"Yet another reason why you should not drink and drive!"

Nice pics at link

zoneofcontrol Inactive Member07 Mar 2016 3:22 p.m. PST

Maybe she was just a landscaper taking some of her work home with her?!?

skippy0001 Supporting Member of TMP07 Mar 2016 5:57 p.m. PST

Ent hit.

Dn Jackson07 Mar 2016 6:09 p.m. PST

Skippy, I was thinking the same thing…Now we know what happened to the Entwives.

doublesix6608 Mar 2016 8:25 a.m. PST

Best post was in the comments bit

A good defense attorney will get her out of the DWI. The police had no cause to pull her over. Imagine the police pulling everyone over who had a tree on their car. No one would go Christmas Tree shopping. How one woman decorates her car is none of the police business. This is clearly a case where the police made an unlawful stop. Had the owner of the tree reported it missing, then the police might have cause, provided the owner could give an accurate description, and the police were knowledgeable arborists. Tough to identify without the leaves. We all know the police cannot inspect your "trunk" without your permission or a search warrant. Hence, I believe this was an unlawful stop. That said, I think the police were out on a limb and barking up the wrong tree.

Parzival08 Mar 2016 10:10 a.m. PST

Can she be charged with leaving the scene of an accident if she took the scene (or at least the scenery) with her? grin

Personal logo Andrew Walters Supporting Member of TMP08 Mar 2016 10:24 a.m. PST

I'm with doublesix66 on this one.

A tree of that size, if it were healthy, wouldn't have just come out of the ground like that. Clearly, it's roots weren't properly developed, or perhaps there was some rot in the base, and it was probably going to fall over on a kid at some point. Removing it in this way protected innocent citizens, and was therefore a public service.

It might have been better to remove the tree in January or early February, but when you see a public hazard like that you need to act right away.

Nice, straight trunk, though. I could get a few nice projects out of it. Perfect diameter for a dice tower.

zoneofcontrol Inactive Member08 Mar 2016 11:52 a.m. PST

"Can she be charged with leaving the scene of an accident…"

Don't you mean "leafing" the scene of the accident?!?

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