DUI Driver Stopped With 15-Foot Tree Lodged in the Grill: Cops

A woman who was allegedly driving under the influence is seen in dashcam footage driving with a large tree sticking vertically out of the hood.

A motorist in Illinois was pulled over after police say they saw her driving with a 15-foot tree lodged in the grill.

Roseville Police posted video of the bizarre sight, which they say happened several weeks ago, to Facebook on Monday.

In the footage, a car is seen driving with the tree lodged vertically from the front of the car.

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"We thought it was a good message not to drink and drive," Deputy Chief Roman Tarchala said about the department's decision to post the hard-to-believe video.

A Roseville officer pulled over the driver, identified as 54-year-old Maryann Christy.

"The officer had a conversation with her about the tree," Tarchala told InsideEdition.com. "She said she hit a tree in the adjoining town of Schaumburg but couldn’t remember where."

The officer also found that Christy's airbags had deployed. Thankfully, no injuries were reported.

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Tarchala said Christy refused a breathalyzer and was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence.

The tree was later cut out of the car, which was then impounded.

When InsideEdition.com reached a number listed under Christy's name, we were told the number had been transferred to someone else months ago. 

Christy is due in court April 15th.

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