It’s a common sight, especially during major events throughout the school year: a wrecked car displayed on high school grounds to warn students of the dangers of drinking and driving. But apparently one man in Michigan hadn’t absorbed the message about staying safe behind the wheel.
According to West Bloomfield Patch, “A vehicle displayed at West Bloomfield High as a reminder about the consequences of drunken driving was struck in a single car accident early Sunday morning.”
Yup… Someone smashed into the parked drunk driving display car. Somewhat ironically, the article has no mention of whether authorities believe the driver was intoxicated at the time of the crash.
Police allege that “a 37-year-old Harrison man, was traveling south on Orchard Lake Road at around 5 a.m., when his vehicle crossed traffic lanes, hit a sign, a utility pole and the wrecked car.” To be fair, it’s been about two decades since the suspect was in high school. Maybe he just needed a safe driving refresher course?
However, the report goes on to quote the police as saying, “[The suspect] was a parole absconder, so we will turn him over to the Department of Corrections.” Yikes. Well, at least things could have been even more embarrassing: he could have bounced off the display car and crashed right through the wall of his probation officer’s house.