DWI Suspect Blames Crash on 3 Animals, Tree
The old turtle-cat-squirrel excuse doesn't fly
By Newser Editors,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 3, 2014 3:00 PM CDT

(Newser) – Police surely hear all kinds of things from drivers looking to deflect blame after an accident, but a man in College Station, Texas, gets points for originality. He told officers that he swerved to avoid a turtle, a cat, a squirrel, and an overhanging tree, reports the Eagle of Bryan-College Station. The 33-year-old ended up hitting a guardrail and an actual tree, but neither he nor anyone else was seriously injured. Police didn't buy the animal story and charged him with his second DWI.