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Another police blotter gem from the inimitable pen of Joe Hosey of the Joliet Herald-News:

Blazing his own trail

MONEE — No roads diverged in a yellow wood, so a man decided to make one less traveled by on Sept. 10.

Sheriff's deputies were called around 3:30 a.m. to the 3600 block of Pinewood Drive after a resident complained there was a car driving in the rear of his residence. A birdfeeder had been run over.

Deputies noticed headlights "about 250 feet behind the house in a wooded area where there are no roads or access."

But a driver had made access by running over several trees before his 1990 Chevy Celebrity station wagon became stuck in the mud. Deputies approached the driver and noticed several signs indicating he was intoxicated.

The driver, Jonathon W. Crouse, 23, of 26562 S. Windfield in Monee was arrested on charges of driving under the influence of alcohol, operating an uninsured motor vehicle and other traffic violations.

He was booked into the county jail. According to reports, the station wagon was not able to be towed immediately because of its location.

Let this be a lesson to all of us: A Chevy Celebrity station wagon may not be the best vehicle for off-roading.

September 21, 2006 in Joliet | Permalink


I'm surprised he made it over a tree, let alone several.

Posted by: Andrew at Sep 25, 2006 10:55:39 AM