You choose, we deliver
If you are interested in this story, you might be interested in others from The Journal Gazette. Go to www.journalgazette.net/newsletter and pick the subjects you care most about. We'll deliver your customized daily news report at 3 a.m. Fort Wayne time, right to your email.

Worth a click

  • 'Easy Rider' bike going to auction
    The customized Captain America chopper Peter Fonda rode in “Easy Rider” has come to symbolize the counterculture of the 1960s. Now it’s for sale.
  • Man drives across US, confesses to 1997 homicide
     PHOENIX – A cold case homicide has been solved after a man, apparently racked with guilt, drove across the country to confess killing an Arizona woman with a flashlight more than 15 years ago.
  • Tycoon buys 30 Rolls-Royce cars for Macau hotel
     HONG KONG – A Hong Kong tycoon has placed the biggest ever order for Rolls-Royce cars, agreeing to buy 30 Phantoms for his luxury Macau hotel-resort.
Advertisement

Driver blames turtle, cat, squirrel, tree in wreck

BRYAN, Texas – Police said a man arrested on a drunken driving charge blamed a turtle, a cat, a squirrel and an overhanging tree in a Texas wreck.

When police arrived at the scene just southeast of College Station on Tuesday, the 33-year-old slurring driver was still in his seat and unaware of his location. A witness told officers the driver passed him on the right shoulder, hit a guardrail, left the road and struck a tree.

The Eagle of Bryan-College Station reported (http://bit.ly/1ocJlDz ) the North Zulch man told officers he swerved to avoid the critters and hit the tree.

Police didn’t buy the explanation and charged the man with drunken driving.

Records show it’s his second such arrest, and he could face a year in jail. He’s free on $7,500 bond.

Advertisement