When Florida Highway Patrol officers pulled over an erratically swerving grey Camaro yesterday outside of St Augustine, they figured they had a standard DUI on their hands. The driver, 63-year-old Leslie Richard Newton, had in fact been boozing and driving, the FHP says — but that’s not the main reason he was having trouble staying in his lane.
Newton had a piece of a traffic sign embedded in his skull.
It’s not entirely clear when the signage ended up in Newton’s head, but Jacksonville’s Fox30 reports he rammed into a sign earlier in the evening on eastbound SR 16 outside of St Augustine.
Photos of his Camaro show a front headlight bashed in and some window damage; apparently Newton hit the sign hard enough for a chunk of it to fly into his cranium — via redwolf.newsvine.com