Police in Roselle, Illinois, are warning drivers of the risks of drinking and driving after officers stopped a driver in the northwest suburb traveling with a 15-foot tree embedded in the front grill of a car.
In a recent post on the department’s Facebook page, police said a car was stopped a few weeks ago after an officer saw it driving southbound on Roselle Road with the tree still stuck in the front end.
After stopping the driver, the officer noticed the airbags had been deployed, police said.
The driver was arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol.
“Yet another reason why you should not drink and drive,” the department wrote.
The post has since been shared nearly 20,000 times.
The department said Monday that many didn't believe they were telling the truth about the story so, in addition to the photos, they released dashcam video of the incident.
The video showed the car traveling down the road with the tree still stuck to its front end. It then shows the officer pulling the vehicle over.
"Yes it is true and it happened," the post read.