A Regular Shortcut

Perhaps no one had ever complained before.

Macon Chronicle-Herald - Feb 6, 1954

Suspect Tipsy Driver Took Wrong Short Cut
AUBURN, Ind. (AP)—Carl Wilder, 39, of Pleasant Lake, Ind., was charged with drunken driving Saturday after his truck went through a farmyard, ran over a farmer's automobile and destroyed 100 yards of fence.
Wilder told doubting police: "I always take this short cut."
Police suspected he was thinking about a gravel road a half mile away.
     Posted By: Alex - Sun Aug 23, 2015
     Category: Inebriation and Intoxicants | 1950s

So, did he run over the farmer's car before or after he took out the fence? If before, he must have been moving!
Posted by BMN on 08/23/15 at 09:23 AM
Running over a car of that vintage (or older) was no mean feat! I bounced a 64 Lincoln off the bumper of my 39 Plymouth and totalled it! What kind of 'truck' was this boy driving and how deep was the ditch the farmer's car parked in?
Posted by Expat47 in Athens, Greece on 08/23/15 at 09:42 AM
It makes me think of the Dukes of Hazard.
Posted by Patty in Ohio, USA on 08/23/15 at 12:55 PM
It's possible if the car was a Ford model T and it was a large grain truck.
Posted by Skyte on 08/23/15 at 05:55 PM
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