I can’t deny I am prone to taking a cynical view to the ‘official’ statements put out by organisations when they’ve dropped a howler, but this latest effort from Greater Manchester Police is a particular work of pure poetry.
Nothing particularly remarkable at first about the story. Guy arrested for drink driving, police officers drive his car back to station.
Only said car - a Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution - ended up on it’s side across two front gardens.
Most people would assume to achieve such an outcome, the car has to be driven at speed, hit something, and then skid uncontrollably across the gardens before coming to a rest.
But no - according to the police spokesman: “Following the arrest of the driver, officers drove the vehicle from the scene. The car then collided with two front gardens.”
Genius. I’d better dig out my insurance forms to check I’m covered if an uninsured garden collides with me while I’m driving.
You can see the pictures and full story here:
(Hat tip to Old Holborn)