Skip to comments.Driver crashes into sign, continues on with post stuck in windshield
Posted on 03/23/2018 11:12:26 PM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks
Police in Maryland say this was just the start of it: A 1997 Ford Crown Victoria, traveling in front of an officer early Friday morning, veered off a highway and struck a large traffic sign in Montgomery County.
Next: A wooden support post from the sign became impaled in the Fords front windshield, sticking up and back more than five feet, like a misplaced lance. Yet the driver kept going, refusing to stop even as lights and sirens flashed behind him.
He was lucky no one was killed, said Officer Rick Goodale, a Montgomery police spokesman.
The driver, Omar Rasharn Thompson, 42, eventually did stop, the post still sticking out of his car, Goodale said. Thompson was not injured, and he was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol.
The incident unfolded about 2:15 a.m. Friday as an officer from the Takoma Park Police Department working as part of Montgomerys Alcohol Holiday Task Force was westbound on the Intercounty Connector, north of Rockville.
The officer spotted the Crown Victoria driving on the grassy area to the right of the roadway, Goodale said.
Then the officer saw the car cross the westbound traffic lanes, travel into the median and strike the traffic sign. Thats when a wooden support post from the sign became lodged in the front windshield of the Ford, Goodale said.
(Excerpt) Read more at washingtonpost.com ...
Maryland “Freak State” PING!
Probably trying to avoid tolls.
Omar was still celebrating St. Paddy’s Day a few days longer than usual?
So he was arrested post haste?
Total self driving Uber. My new greatest defense.
“Yet the driver kept going, refusing to stop even as lights and sirens flashed behind him.”
I’m sorrrryy occifer, but the sign says “No Parking”.
DUI — Now you know the rest of the story. That was a minor detail omitted from th excerpt.
“Omar Rasharn Thompson”
Spectacular picture of the post through the windshield heads the article. How the driver was not killed/immediately incapacitated is a miracle.
Unfortunately, if he is a typical DUI driver, probably nothing except death or incapacitation will stop him from endangering others.
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