DUI Suspect Claims His Dog Was Driving
Man's best friend can only do so much. Here's "Crappy News" for Wednesday, June 27th, 2018.
Blaine, WA- A jogger was arrested after accidentally crossing the U.S. border.
19-year-old Cadella Roman was running along a beach in British Columbia last month. Without realizing it, Roman had crossed into Washington state. She stopped to take a photo of the scenery when she was stopped by U.S. Border Patrol officers.
Roman didn't have an ID or travel documents with her, so she was arrested and taken to a detention center about 125 miles away.
Roman was held in custody for two weeks before immigration officials confirmed she was allowed back into Canada. The family in unsure if she'll be allowed back in America. [CBC News]
Orange, CA- A distracted driver wrecked a rare classic car.
William Smith and his father spent years restoring a 1931 Ford Model A...and in an instant all their painstaking work was destroyed.
Last month, a woman had drifted out of her lane and crashed into the Model A, bending the frame and the driveshaft, splitting the engine block, snapping all four wire wheels, and sending the hood flying into some nearby grass.
As Smith approached, the woman attempted to drive away, but her vehicle had gotten stuck in the spokes of Smith's car. She tried to flee on foot but was caught by police a short time later. She admitted that she was on her phone at the time of the crash.
The 87-year-old car had been part of Smith's family since 1975, and the rebuild had only been completed within the last six months. [The Drive]
Port St. Lucie, FL- A guy got arrested for drunk driving...and blamed it on his dog.
56-year-old Scott Garrett was pulled over after police his vehicle swerving across multiple lanes of traffic.
Cops reportedly smelled alcohol on his breath. Garrett also had slurred speech and bloodshot eyes, couldn't walk straight...and there was an open bottle of rum on the passenger seat.
Garrett originally asked if officers could drive him home. When they declined...Garrett tried to claim that it was actually his dog driving the car.
AMAZINGLY, officers didn't believe Garrett's alibi...so they gave him a breathalyzer test. And his blood alcohol level was more than THREE TIMES the legal limit. Garrett's rap sheet also included three prior DUI convictions. [The Smoking Gun]
This is waaaay worse than saying "the dog ate my homework."