|Leslie Richard Newton, car with traffic sign|
(Scroll down for video) A man was driving around in his car with a traffic sign pole lodged in his head, according to police reports.
The man was rushed to the hospital with life-threatening injuries when police stopped him and found he was driving with a portion of traffic signal inside his head, a local Florida newspaper reported.
Florida Highway Patrol said that Leslie Richard Newton, 63, of St. Augustine, was driving a gray Camaro eastbound on SR 16 when he hit a sign. He just continued driving onto highway U.S. 1, just north of SR 16 with a portion of the traffic signal inside his head.
Newton was transported to U.F. And Shands Jacksonville hospital with life-threatening injuries. Officials believe alcohol is a factor. No one else was involved in the incident.
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