Tuesday, January 08, 2008


Driver found unbuckled in crash, but beer 12-pack safely belted in

Investigators were trying Monday to determine if a suspected drunken driver involved in a solo crash into a tree Sunday night failed to buckle his own seat belt even though the 12-pack he was carrying on the passenger seat was safely belted in.

Witnesses told Citrus Heights police that they saw the man driving north on Van Maren Lane in excess of 60 mph before he lost control of his car and slammed into a tree near Garden Gate Drive.

The driver suffered serious head and body injuries and he was rushed to a local hospital.

He was found still in the driver's seat, unrestrained, next to the 12-pack of beer secured by a seatbelt, according to a police summary.

A police traffic investigator is reviewing the incident.

Heh. The brand of beer was not mentioned. I'd hope he was sacrificing all for something better than Old Frothinslosh.


IHeartQuilting said...

I think they call this 'thinning the herd'.

Anonymous said...

Thank God the beer made it! LOL!

Sezme said...

Hey, at least he left the rescue squad a present. :)

What an idiot.

Mo K said...

LOL. Looks like Paul Harvey just got wind of this one, back from vacation.

I wonder why he couldn't have put the beer on the floor of the vehicle? If there wasn't room, I'd prolly have buckled it in, too. Then myself. Jeez.