SUV Runs Amok in Pa. Cemetery

February 12, 2008

A northeast Philadelphia cemetery is surveying damage to more than 25 headstones toppled and damaged by an out-of-control sport-utility vehicle.

Police say the vehicle roared hundreds of feet through the Greenmount Cemetery in the Hunting Park section Wednesday night before coming to a stop.

Chief Inspector Scott Small says the man and two women in the SUV had no business in the cemetery, “and unfortunately for them, their vehicle lost control and did a lot of damage.”

Cemetery officials say the damage tops $100,000.

Police say the female driver, whose name wasn’t released, appeared impaired and was undergoing blood tests.

Information from: Chris May/KYW-TV,

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