Illinois arrest driver with 15-foot tree wedged in grille


ROSELLE, Ill. (WATE) – Roselle Police Department released photos and videos of a driver that was arrested for driving under the influence.

Officers said they found the driver with a 15 foot tree embedded in the front grille of the car. After stopping the driver, officers said they noticed the airbags had been deployed, apparently after the car hit the tree.

“Yet another reason why you should not drink and drive,” the department posted to their Facebook page.

The department said after they posted photos of the car, they received several calls from people that the photos were not real. They posted video from the traffic stop which shows the car traveling with the tree.

The Chicago Tribune reports the motorist, Maryann Christy, 54, of the 500 block of Spruce Court in Schaumburg, told police that she struck the tree somewhere in her hometown, but didn’t remember where.

(Roselle Police Department)

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