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Posted: 5/24/2005 11:19:14 AM EST
As usual, hope I don't get arrested by the dupe police!

Must have been his last ciggy!

www.texarkanagazette.com/articles/2005/05/23/local_news/news/news03.txt#2

Lost cigarette leads to bizarre accident
Monday, May 23, 2005 9:08 AM CDT

By JIM WILLIAMSON
Texarkana Gazette

FOREMAN, ARK.--A 38-year-old Winthrop, Ark. man was hospitalized after jumping out the passenger window of a vehicle traveling an estimated 55 to 60 mph to retrieve his cigarette late Saturday, an official said.

Jeff Foran was riding in his friend's 2000 Dodge Stratus about 10 p.m. Saturday near the Arkansas-Oklahoma border when the cigarette he was smoking blew out the vehicle's front passenger window, said Arkansas State Police Trooper First Class Jamie Gravier.

Foran jumped out of the vehicle to retrieve the cigarette and hit the pavement, causing facial trauma.

He landed on the eastbound lane of Arkansas Highway 234 about three miles west of the Cross Roads community about 10 miles northwest of Foreman.

The driver of the car, Jerry Glenn Nelson, 44, of Haworth, Okla., was asked by Foran earlier in the evening to be Foran's designated driver, Gravier said.

Foran was to drive Nelson to his residence in Winthrop.

"Foran did the right thing and asked his buddy to drive him home. Foran showed up at Nelson's home about 45 minutes earlier saying he (Foran) was too intoxicated to drive home, Gravier said.

"Nelson said Foran was smoking a cigarette when it blew out the window and Foran jumped out the window to retrieve the cigarette. Nelson said he was driving between 55 and 60 mph when Foran jumped out," said Gravier.

Foran was lying on the pavement bleeding profusely from the nose, eyes and chin.

"He also had a substantial case of road rash (abrasions from sliding on the pavement)," said Gravier. "It was obvious he was extremely intoxicated and this man was hurt."

Winthrop First Responders arrived to treat Foran until the LifeNet ambulance could arrive to transport Foran to CHRISTUS St. Michael Health Care Center in Texarkana, Texas.

No charges were filed and Gravier had no information Sunday afternoon on Foran's condition.

"If anything could make him stop smoking, this should be it. The man is lucky to be alive," said Gravier.
Link Posted: 5/24/2005 11:21:23 AM EST
I have some friends that live in Foreman, I need to call just to give them hell about Arkansas hicks.
Link Posted: 5/24/2005 11:23:46 AM EST
This guy is a retard in other aspects of his life, no doubt.
Link Posted: 5/24/2005 11:25:23 AM EST
I'd say he should keep smoking but maybe quit drinking......
Link Posted: 5/24/2005 11:26:37 AM EST
I will be the first to say...dueling banjos...
Link Posted: 5/24/2005 11:27:50 AM EST
That sound you hear is Darwin's pager going off.
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