Cops Claim Drunk Man Steals And Flips Steamroller On Himself


SUDBURY, Ontario ~ (Toronto Sun/AOL News) ~ Canadian law enforcement officials report that a drunk man tried to take a steamroller for a joyride and ended up flipping the machine on top of himself.

Sudbury Police were alerted to the crime at around 3:20am on the morning of June 12th when they were informed that a man was trapped under an overturned steamroller at a local construction site, according to the Toronto Sun. “He started the machine and we believe he had intended on leaving the scene with it,” Sudbury Police Constable Bert Lapalme told AOL News. “He went up an incline and the machine tipped — he was pinned.”

Emergency workers were able to extract the man from underneath the steamroller, and then transported him to a nearby hospital for treatment of a leg injury. Police believe he crashed the stolen piece of construction equipment while under the influence of alcohol. The unidentified man will likely be charged with driving under the influence and theft of an item worth more than $5,000. Arrest and charges have yet to be filed as the man is still recovering in the hospital.

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