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Motorist claims that her GPS told her to drive down staircase: police


A motorist is facing charges of operating under the influence after she attempted to maneuver her vehicle down a flight of stairs after passing through the Portland, Maine, Police Department parking garage.

According to an April 30 statement from the Portland Police Department, a 26 year old female motorist drove her SUV through the Police Department garage, across a pedestrian plaza, and then tried to drive down a set of the stairs to Middle Street.

“She said she was following her GPS instructions but responding officers felt it was her excessive blood alcohol level,” Portland Police said.

The woman was issued a summons for Operating Under the Influence.

“We are fortunate that she didn’t strike anyone and this ended with just a small amount of property damage. Please don’t drink and drive,” police said.


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