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Thu Jul 11, 2019, 08:34 PM

A man got drunk and impaled his car on a giant saguaro cactus

(CNN)A man in Pima County, Arizona, ran his car over a median on Wednesday and ending up dangerously close to the business end of a saguaro cactus.

The Pima County Sheriff's Department said that when they arrived the man appeared disoriented and suffered minor injuries.

He was later arrested and charged with DUI.

When it comes to unexpected road hazards, you can't get more Arizona than a saguaro. This massive cactus species can grow over 40 feet tall, making them ideal symbols of the glory of the American Southwest and, also, very effective battering rams. According to the Arizona Department of Agriculture, saguaro cacti are a protected native plant with laws and penalties regarding their movement, treatment and destruction.

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Reply A man got drunk and impaled his car on a giant saguaro cactus (Original post)
Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin Jul 11 OP
htuttle Jul 11 #1
AllaN01Bear Jul 11 #3
Laffy Kat Jul 11 #2
panader0 Jul 11 #4
cwydro Jul 11 #5

Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Thu Jul 11, 2019, 08:35 PM

1. Here's the pic

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Response to htuttle (Reply #1)

Thu Jul 11, 2019, 08:56 PM

3. thorn in the side?


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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Thu Jul 11, 2019, 08:49 PM

2. What a prick. nt

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Thu Jul 11, 2019, 08:56 PM

4. actually saguaros get much bigger than that.

Arizona is the only state to host saguaros. Some people have transplanted
them where I live at 4600 feet, but they grow at lower altitudes.
They are quite beautiful, but some people shoot at them or abuse them.
The saguaro that idiot drunk ran into was many years old. They are protected
and the crime of DUI will pale next to the trouble he will face for destroying
the saguaro.

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Response to panader0 (Reply #4)

Thu Jul 11, 2019, 09:00 PM

5. Good, I hope he faces charges for damaging (or killing) that beautiful plant.

Surprised he wasn’t badly injured.

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