Saguaro cactus fights back when Tucson driver mows it down

Sticky situation Disoriented driver arrested after cactus crash

Sticky situation Disoriented driver arrested after cactus crash A saguaro sticks out of the windshield after a crash in Tucson on Wednesday July 10

A driver ended up in a prickly predicament - but largely unhurt - after a collision with a cactus on Wednesday morning, July 10.

While attempting to cross a median, Scott veered to the other side of the road and crashed into the cactus.

The saguaro cactus splintered on impact and the part that broke off ended up partially inside the black sports auto, breaking through the windshield and jutting out onto the hood of the vehicle.

He was arrested on suspicion of driving under influence and for criminal damage.

Jelineo said deputies detained the driver for further investigation after observing signs and symptoms of impairment.

The Pima County Sheriff's Department said that when they arrived the man appeared disoriented and suffered minor injuries. "That one right there, it could be one ton or 1,000 pounds".

Saguaro cacti can grow to be up to 60 feet tall and 4,800 lbs. The fact that the driver was not killed was a shock to Claudia Figueroa.

"I saw the picture".

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