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Cops stop driver with 15-foot tree wedged in grille

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ROSELLE, Ill. (ABC) -- Police in Illinois stopped a woman they say was driving down the road with a 15-foot tree wedged into the grille of her car.

Police say a few weeks ago the car was headed southbound on Roselle Road with the tree wedged into the front.

After stopping the driver near Irving Park Road, the officer also noticed the airbags had been deployed, apparently from hitting the tree.

After an investigation, the Roselle officer arrested the driver for driving under the influence of alcohol.

"Yet another reason why you should not drink and drive!" Roselle police added on their Facebook page.

As of Monday afternoon, the social media post had been liked 13,000 times, shared 19,500 times, and had received 4,100 comments.

Pictures of the January traffic stop were posted on the department's Facebook page last week.

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.

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