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I AM RAM(ming this traffic light)!
I AM RAM(ming this traffic light)!

This wonderful example of crumple zone technology mixed with a dash of torque is brought to you by a resident of Alberta, Canada. Apparently, the driver of this Dodge Ram was hanging out in British Columbia, enjoying some of the local adult beverages. Bar A apparently was not as fun as what Bar B had in store for this horribly inebriated and hopefully thrown in jail plucky pilot. That is indeed a traffic light and yes, it is embedded firmly in the grille of that full-size truck.
More pics after the jump…

Dodge Ram with Lightpole stuck in grillePerhaps the driver was simply nostalgic for a classic, full-size hood ornament?
Dodge Ram with Lightpole stuck in grille
Dodge Ram with Lightpole stuck in grille
Thanks to Dave Krahn for the tip! You will receive some Pah!* in your stocking on Christmas morning.
*Not redeemable for actual Pah!
Seriously though folks… this guy is not a hoon, he is an idiot and hopefully he went to jail before he caused serious problems for anyone else. Don’t drink and drive…

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  1. joshuman Avatar

    Maybe he was just testing to see if the clutch was slipping. Nope.

  2. engineerd Avatar

    I'm wondering why the traffic signal was in the parking lot. I just dismissed it as one of those Canadian-American cultural differences. Like putting the Queen on money.

    1. FuzzyPlushroom Avatar

      He brought it with him, clearly.

      1. Deartháir Avatar

        You're exactly right. He brought it with him Have a look at the photos again. The light standard is not attached to the ground.
        Or, maybe you caught that and it took me a couple of second-looks to realize that. He hit a light standard near Bar A, and brought it with him all the way to Bar B, then parked his car — with a traffic light in the grille — and went inside to continue drinking.

      2. engineerd Avatar

        Wow, I need that sarcasm font.

        1. Deartháir Avatar

          I don't think it's the sarcasm; it's that (in my case, anyhow), I didn't realize that the photo was in a parking lot. I just assumed it was a strange corner, or a standard that was significantly offset from the intersection for some reason. Then after looking for a minute I realized that, no, it's not actually attached to the ground.

  3. Alff Avatar

    Good luck convincing the judge that the guy in front didn't signal.

  4. Jeff Glucker Avatar
    Jeff Glucker

    the parking lot looks like Cash For Clunkers heaven…

  5. Age_of_Aerostar Avatar

    Innocent until proven guilty….. who's to say that traffic light didn't jump out in front of him!

  6. BGW Avatar

    "…no, a Bud Light."
    {ducks rotten tomatoes}

  7. FuzzyPlushroom Avatar

    I actually endorse these images, as I find the stock grille of the Ram to be irredeemably ugly… until it's shattered by a traffic light.

  8. engineerd Avatar

    when he got his Signals crossed.

  9. CptSevere Avatar

    He was seeing double, and chose the wrong pole to drive through. Nice move, Einstein.

  10. muthalovin Avatar

    Yet another example of the LED traffic lights not melting the snow, causing dozens of accidents.
    Seriously though, drunk driving Rams is like playing with a loaded canister of mace.

    1. SSurfer321 Avatar

      Seriously though, drunk driving Rams ANYTHING is like playing with a loaded canister of mace.

  11. engineerd Avatar

    You might be right.

  12. engineerd Avatar

    Is that an RX7 behind the gray Buick?

    1. SSurfer321 Avatar

      Looks more like a 1st gen Ford Probe.

  13. JeepyJayhawk Avatar

    So did everyone else just decide to park around him?

    1. muthalovin Avatar

      Those damn parking lights just keep popping up EVERYWHERE!

    2. SSurfer321 Avatar

      Looks like the truck is in an impound lot of some sort. Do we know if he even made it to Bar B?