Maine motorist crashes into police garage after ‘following GPS instructions’

PORTLAND, Maine — A Maine motorist said she was “following her GPS instructions” when she drove down the stairs in a police department garage on Friday night.

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According to a Facebook post from the Portland Police Department, a 26-year-old woman drove through the department’s garage and across the pedestrian plaza before attempting to drive down the stairs.

Responding officers were not buying that explanation and issued the woman a summons for operating under the influence, police said. Officers on the scene believed the woman’s “excessive blood alcohol level” was the reason for the woman’s erratic driving.

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

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