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Car vs Tree Crash Report with Tree As Hood Ornament Goes Viral for Roselle Police Department

Tue March 08 2016 7:15 am  http://www.arlingtoncardinal.com/?p=77622
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Car vs. tree is a common term that emergency personnel use to define a crash involving a car and a tree. Usually a car vs. tree causes the sudden, violent stop of a car, and often causes severe injuries or death. But this month, a car vs. tree crash became another example of just how unaware a DUI driver can become while under the influence.

A few weeks ago in Roselle, Illinois a suburb west of Chicago, a Roselle police officer saw a car driving southbound on Roselle Road with a 15-foot tree embedded in the front grill of the car. After stopping the driver, he also noticed the airbags had been deployed (apparently from hitting the tree). After an investigation, the Roselle officer arrested the driver for suspected DUI alcohol (Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol).

Roselle police shared the information about the arrest, and the post became very popular on major media television stations and local radio stations.

Since we are new to Facebook, we were not quite sure what to expect from our post. We have received requests to post the video from this call. Some just didn't believe it was true, so we have attached a short video of this call.The first portion of the video is in slow-motion and shows the car traveling in the opposite direction; the second portion shows the officer trying to stop the car and then as he approaches the driver. Yes, it is true and it happened! DON'T DRINK AND DRIVE!

Posted by Roselle Police Department on Monday, March 7, 2016

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A few weeks ago, a Roselle police officer saw a car driving southbound on Roselle Road with a 15-foot tree embedded in…

Posted by Roselle Police Department on Friday, March 4, 2016

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UNBELIEVABLE! A DUI driver was driving down the road with a 15-foot tree wedged into the grille of her car… http://abc7.ws/1QCcx7Y

Posted by ABC 7 Chicago on Monday, March 7, 2016

UNBELIEVABLE! A DUI driver was driving down the road with a 15-foot tree wedged into the grille of her car… http://6.wate.com/1U96Hfp #WATE

Posted by WATE 6 On Your Side on Monday, March 7, 2016

“Yet another reason why you should not drink and drive" http://4.nbcny.com/3H4HudD

Posted by NBC New York on Monday, March 7, 2016

You might be suspected of driving drunk if the tree you hit is still sticking out of the front of your car when the cops pull you over.

Posted by Fox 5 DC on Tuesday, March 8, 2016

An Illinois police officer stopped a driver with a 15-foot-tall tree sticking out of the car's grill.

Posted by WKBN 27 Youngstown OH on Tuesday, March 8, 2016

Come on, just call Uber lady…Video and details on story below:

Posted by 101.1 WJRR – The Rock Station on Tuesday, March 8, 2016

A police department in Illinois released a "don't drink and drive" video with an unusual image: a car traveling the wrong way with a 15-foot-tree lodged in its front grill.

Posted by WAOW Newsline 9 on Tuesday, March 8, 2016

…do we even need to mention this is unsafe?

Posted by DriversEd.com on Monday, March 7, 2016




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