Drunk Driver From Hudson Crashes His Car, Runs Into the Woods, Hides In A Tree And Uses The Old “I’m an Owl” Excuse




NORTHBOROUGH, Mass. An alleged drunken driver arrested while hiding 30 feet up a tree Friday on Interstate 290 “rambled on about being an owl” when confronted, police wrote in court documents. Troy A. Prockett, 37, of Hudson, was arraigned Monday on a slew of charges — including third-offense drunken driving — after town firefighters had to use a bucket truck to bring a cop 30 feet into a tree to arrest him, the MetroWest Daily News reported. According to a police report, State Trooper Michael J. McCammon was driving on I-290 west at about 7 p.m. when he saw a white Nissan Maxima spinning out of control between the first two travel lanes. Snow flew up into the air, McCammon wrote, as the Maxima hit a snowbank near the breakdown lane and came to a stop resting partially in the first and second lanes.Emergency radio communications show it required police about an hour searching in the single-digit temperatures before they found Prockett hiding in a tree. When asked to surrender, Prockett refused in “very slurred speech,” McCammon wrote, and then “asked if we had caught the guy who was driving and climbed higher in the tree.” When police informed Prockett that there was only one set of footprints in the snow, Prockett reportedly replied that the driver “had carried him on his back.”McCammon said Prockett then “continued speaking about what a good guy he was and rambling on about being an owl in a tree. “He continually refused commands to climb down and instead climbed even higher, shaking the branches and saying, ‘Look it’s snowing.’”


What percentage of the time do you think the “I’m an Owl” excuse works? 24%? I guess it’s worth a shot right? I mean what’s that old expression? You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take. Well I certainly think that applies here.