You’ve got to stop and smell the roses, so they say, or life will pass you by.
The driver of this Torch Red C7 Corvette coupe took that suggestion to heart this week, literally.
Police say the man crashed his Stingray in a yard at 9th and Penning in Wood River, Illinois on Wednesday while cruising with his roof panel out and, oh yeah, being chased by East Alton Police.
Based on photos from the scene, the Corvette appears to have escaped any serious damage when it ended up with its nose sniffing a bed of red roses, having narrowly missed the front stoop and a concrete step at a small frame house.
We don’t know how much damage, if any, may have been done on the driver’s side, but the passenger’s side looks to be OK, though a rock resting just below the door could have done some damage hidden by the rose bushes, which could have scratched the car’s paint, too.
The driver jumped out of the car but is in police custody after being quickly apprehended about seven houses away.
Taking part in the search were officers from Wood River Police Department and East Alton Police Department, along with the Alton Police Canine Unit.
Let’s hope that police dog was able to stop and smell the roses, too – that is, after the suspect was captured.
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