Oh, and the car is totaled.
Driving a powerful muscle car can create all sorts of temptations. Things like drag racing and driving fast, in general, come to mind. But one must always be a responsible driver who cares about their safety and those of others. Want to drive fast? Head to a sanctioned drag strip or track day event. Sadly, some will learn this lesson the hard way.
According to the Oak Bay Police in Oak Bay, British Columbia, Canada, an orange Ford Mustang was clocked driving 45 mph in a 25 mph zone on a section of road that's seen too many high-speed crashes lately. It's no wonder the police had stepped up patrols. This young Mustang driver discovered they had been caught by the police and instead of immediately stopping, she kept going. And then crashed head-on into a tree.
The good news is that the driver and front-seat passenger were not injured, but the back seat occupant was taken to the hospital with a possible back injury. But it was at the crash site when police learned that the 20-year-old driver had an 'N' license, meaning it's a novice license and she wasn't legally allowed to have more than one person in her car at a time.
To make matters worse, she was also intoxicated, a direct violation of her license conditions, but wasn't over the legal limit. And then police noticed her car's bumper stickers.
They read: "Street racing is not a crime, well it is but f**k it" and "Yes officer I did see the speed limit sign (I just didn't see you)". There was also a "Speed hunter" sticker on the windshield.
Authorities are currently working with prosecutors to determine charges. While we might laugh at the irony of the driver's bumper stickers in this case, the police definitely are not. "The stickers on this car are an indication of how immature and unaware some drivers are. This driver endangered the lives of her passengers and others and ultimately injured one of her passengers. We sincerely hope nobody has to die for these people to understand how serious this is," the Oak Bay PD said in a statement.