DUI suspect caught with tree stuck in car grille

Posted at 8:17 AM, Mar 08, 2016
and last updated 2016-03-08 11:43:02-05

So, we all know no one's a perfect driver. But at least most of us can probably say we've never driven with a 15-foot tree hanging out of the front of our vehicles.

The Roselle Police Department in Illinois just created a Facebook page, and on it, provided one of the strangest "don't drink and drive" lessons yet. 

The incident occurred back in January when a good Samaritan reportedly noticed the car and the huge tree embedded in its grille and contacted police. When they caught up with the driver, 54-year-old Maryann Christy, she said she'd hit the tree in a nearby town, but couldn't remember where.

Perhaps unsurprisingly, Christy failed a sobriety test and was charged with driving under the influence. She's due in court in April. 

No word yet on any destruction of wildlife charges.