By on July 28, 2017

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When Jared Price tooled through a small town on Monday in a Lincoln Town Car missing all four doors, bereft of any license plate, and with a gaping hole where the windshield was supposed to be (but equipped with an axe embedded, Excalibur style, in the roof) it’s not surprising the local sheriff’s department received a report of a “suspicious vehicle.”

It’s also not surprising that Price, 21, “performed poorly” on field sobriety tests when pulled over, or that at the sheriff’s office he was diagnosed by a certified Drug Recognition Expert as being “impaired by multiple different drug categories.”

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No, what’s surprising is that this took place in upstate New York — in Wyoming County near Buffalo — not in Florida.

Price was charged with a variety of criminal and traffic infractions, including driving while ability impaired by drugs, driving while ability impaired by the combined influence of drugs, and operating a vehicle without registration or insurance. Bail was set at $10,000 cash or a $20,000 bond.

Perhaps in his allegedly impaired state Price confused his Lincoln with a Jeep Wrangler.

[Image: Wyoming County Sheriff’s Office]

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52 Comments on “Freaky Friday: Cops Stop Lincoln Town Car With No Doors or Windshield, Axe Stuck in Roof...”


  • avatar

    With those wheels, I think ’tis a 93-94 Signature model.

    • 0 avatar
      JohnTaurus

      Sad end. Maybe someone who buys it from police impound will use the drivetrain to fix another one. I bet it’ll just be crushed, though.

    • 0 avatar
      Superdessucke

      It was surely beautiful, glorious, and gleaming in all of its Panther splendor in the 1990s, only to meet this undignified fate at the end of the day. I hope this zonked-out Millennial hipster spend some time in hell for what he has done to this once elegant vehicle. Ugh! Uggggh!!

  • avatar
    deanst

    Are there any laws mandating doors or a windshield – perhaps some “roadworthiness” requirements? If you can operate a jeep without doors and windshield down, is it okay to make these modifications to any vehicle?

  • avatar
    Lou_BC

    A sharp ax actually works very well at “chopping” up a car for the scrap yard. A buddy of mine did just that on a few occasions where he was too cheep to use a cutting torch.
    It is also a very quick way to remove the front windshield in an emergency. The only problem is that one needs to wear a respirator since that creates a lot of powdered glass shards.

    He looks like a tweeker.

    Look at the bright side, I doubt they could successfully convict him for break and enter. LOL

  • avatar
    PrincipalDan

    But what we really want to know is…

    Was he wearing his seat belt?

  • avatar
    bikegoesbaa

    “he was diagnosed by a certified Drug Recognition Expert as being impaired by multiple different drug categories”

    Yeah, but we already know those experts can’t be trusted:

    https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2017/07/georgia-police-occasionally-placing-innocent-people-jail-drugged-driving/

  • avatar
    APaGttH

    Do you have any idea how much drugs the doors off of a Lincoln Town Car can buy these days?

    Enough apparently.

  • avatar
    -Nate

    They were only hassling him because he’s White ~ those damn lib’rals .

    -Nate

    • 0 avatar
      Lou_BC

      White privilege only carries you so far………………Mind you, they didn’t shoot him so there must be something to it.

      • 0 avatar
        ToddAtlasF1

        Somali cops shoot white women who call for assistance. Most people shot by cops in the US are white, which you might know if you weren’t a puppet.

        • 0 avatar
          N8iveVA

          Wow. Are you really gonna go with that statement? How ignorant. Yes twice as many white people are killed in this country compared to black people, but that’s without taking the time to consider that the white population in this country is 76% and the black population is 13%.

          • 0 avatar
            ToddAtlasF1

            Now figure out how likely a white violent criminal is to get shot by the police relative to a black one.

        • 0 avatar
          bikegoesbaa

          Thank you Todd for a textbook demonstration of how to lie with statistics.

          • 0 avatar
            -Nate

            Hate, intolerance and ignorance, not core Conservative American values folks .

            -Nate

          • 0 avatar
            JimZ

            “We’re two privileged, straight white boys who have their laughs about things we never had to deal with,”

            – Eric Cartman, surprisingly

          • 0 avatar
            ToddAtlasF1

            Unlike me, I’m guessing Matt and Trey never lived in Jamaica.

        • 0 avatar
          Lou_BC

          Looks like my fishing trip hooked a large “sucker fish” aka trumpite.

          • 0 avatar
            Lou_BC

            “But a new study released by Drexel University on Tuesday rebuts the idea that no racial bias is evident in police shootings. Dr. James Buehler, the paper’s author and sole researcher, found that black people are 2.8 and 1.7 times more likely to die during encounters with police than white people and Hispanics, respectively.

            “A different conclusion is apparent when a population-level perspective is taken,” Buehler says in his study, referring to Fryer’s study. “That approach aims to identify all such deaths in a population and reflects not only the outcomes of police encounters, the focus of Fryer’s investigation, but also the likelihood of police encounters. That difference matters.”

          • 0 avatar
            -Nate

            “found that black people are 2.8 and 1.7 times more likely to die during encounters with police than white people and Hispanics, respectively.”.

            _THIS_ .

            _no-one_ gets a pass from me in my neighborhood because if I let them do whatever, they’ll infect my (mostly Black) teenaged Foster boys and I don’t want to go identify any more of them in the morgue or jailhouse….

            When I read these comments I wonder if anyone here lives near any Black neighborhoods .

            If you think that 14 year old kid in FloriDUH with a bag of skittles in his hand, was any sort of ‘thug’, _YOU_ are the problem, not random scary Black folks .

            I hope we can fold our tent ere long and move away from here .

            -Nate

          • 0 avatar
            ToddAtlasF1

            Since you aren’t asking the important questions indicative of critical thinking, I will. Are they 2.8 times more likely to get themselves killed during any given encounter with the police, or are they 2.8 times more likely to get themselves killed during an encounter with the police than people who might not ever have an encounter with the police? LBJ made sure that many blacks would lead hard lives for the next two hundred years. Is that why they’re more likely to die in an encounter with the police, or is it really because often-black police like shooting blacks?

  • avatar
    BrentinWA

    Is someone making a home version of Smokey and the Bandit?

  • avatar
    Southerner

    I, a naturalized Floridian, hereby declare the alleged perp, Jared Price an honorary Floridian by virtue of the power of no authority whatsoever. Welcome, brother.

  • avatar

    Looks like Ricky cleaned up his ride a bit.

  • avatar
    JohnTaurus

    You know, I saw a Saturn SL that was side swiped, and most of that southern fried plastic was gone. The rear door was sticking out a bit at the top. The car was driveable.

    I wondered if it would be illegal to remove that rear door completely, especially if no one sat back there.

    I have no intention of buying it, just ran through my mind when I saw it. Its best as a parts car, and I’m not interested in either prospect (driving it or parting it).

  • avatar
    SCE to AUX

    I like his photo.

    He needs someone to help him change his friends and his address, and get him started in a new job and lifestyle. Somebody that imaginative shouldn’t be put away for too long.

  • avatar
    28-Cars-Later

    Doors? Windshield? Roof without axe enhancement? We don’t need ’em.

    PANTHER LOVE PREVAILS THROUGH ALL.

  • avatar
    PentastarPride

    Sad…those older Town Cars are sharp and will run and run if looked after. Not so sure about a not-so-sharp Darth Vader Lincoln with an EcoBoost.

    No type of car is sacred from gross neglect. I already see W221 S-Classes and similar cars in less than optimal condition already.

    Some people don’t realize a good thing when they have it.

  • avatar
    JimZ

    bored, young white guy does something stupid. color me shocked.

    I’m guessing the phrases “dude, what’s the big deal?” and “it was just a prank, bro” were heard more than once at his arrest.

    followed by a mopey “man, this is bulls**t.”

  • avatar
    hamish42

    Yeah, it’s a bit funny. But the thing is he stood a really big chance of killing someone, even a child. I’m from Canada. He takes a very big drop on this one. There’s already too much road death.

  • avatar
    Geekcarlover

    My apologies to New York. Apparently during the Summer it is not uncommon for young men from Florida (Florida Man in the making) to migrate north. Fear not, in Fall, with cooling temperatures, they will return home.

  • avatar
    celebrity208

    How is being impaired “by drugs” different than being impaired “by combined influence of drugs”? And if not sufficiently different how are these criminal codes not a “double-description” situation where he should be charged with one or the other but not both?

  • avatar
    shaker

    So ends the sad tale of an ax-hole in a Town Car.

  • avatar
    Ko1

    Too bad he was so twigged out on drugs otherwise, with some spray paint and a stuffed animal zip tied to the hood, he could have claimed he was just out testing his 24 Hours of LeMons car.

    The real prize will be if the car ends up in a U-Pull yard where someone can photograph it for a Junkyard Finds article.

  • avatar

    It does remind me how things have changed. Back in the ’70s, a friend of mine worked for Curry in Yosemite. One night he had a bit too much liquid bravery and lost a challenge to a curve in the road and rolled his ’67 GT 390 Fairlane.

    The thing stopped rolling right side up and was still running – so he did the natural thing and drove it the rest of the way to where he was staying in Curry Village.

    The next morning, he went out to inspect the damage. It looked a lot like the above Town Car but with more dents. He had to get it out of the Park and back to the Central Valley here in California where he could do something with it. So, being cheap and not having any money anyway, he took his trusty ax, knocked out what was left of the windshield and propped up the roof as much as he could to keep from having to slouch in the driver’s seat, donned a motorcycle helmet, and headed out of the Park.

    At the exit, a Highway Patrolman just looked at him and said “You know you can’t bring that thing back in here?”.

  • avatar
    Joss

    I think THAT Lincoln’s hilarious. It’s funny isn’t it how Lincoln never really caught on as the bad guys car. Unlike a black Mercedes.

    The only thing that stands out macabre with a Lincoln plate is the Kennedy assassination car.

    • 0 avatar
      JimZ

      “I think THAT Lincoln’s hilarious. It’s funny isn’t it how Lincoln never really caught on as the bad guys car. Unlike a black Mercedes.”

      Well, TBH for some reason there were a few years where Germany wasn’t very well thought of…

    • 0 avatar
      JohnTaurus

      I guess if you are talking about the “world” as a whole, and not America specifically, it would be easy to pinpoing Mercedes, since Lincoln isn’t a world-wide brand, up until recently pretty much confined to North America.

      As Jim alluded to, there is one particular real-life villain that often hailed, as it were, from a Mercedes. This may have laid the (very strong, probably slave-labor constructed) foundation for a sinister reputation. Many dictators have had them since, especially the Grosser, among them Pol Pot, Saddam Hussein, Fidel Castro, etc.

    • 0 avatar
      Big Al From 'Murica

      I believe this model was rather popular in Mafia circles.

  • avatar
    APaGttH

    I tried to tell him that he was going to get the doors blown off if he drag raced. But did he listen? Nope.

  • avatar
    el scotto

    Ole Bud returned to his hometown after the got out of the service. He got a job down at the local factory. A union job and a damn good one for a young man just out of the military. Bud worked hard, loved his wife, and made damn sure his kids went to college. He retired at age 65 after 43 years at the factory. They gave him a gold watch. He loved driving his Lincoln Town Car in his retirement years. He was proud of his car but would never admit it. Bud passed away and the Lincoln Town Car was left to his one son who had becomes a small town CPA. Bud’s grandson, lets call him “Jamison” did a hitch in the service and came back to his hometown. Jamison couldn’t get a job at his grandpa’s old plant. Its production had been outsourced to China. The last jobs that plant would provide would be its demolition and the associated hazmat clean-up. Jamison wasn’t the sharpest knife in the drawer and someday hoped to attend the local junior college and become a welder. Someday. While Jamison waited/looked/hoped for a “real good job” or “something to hold on to”, grandpa’s old town barge was a sweet smooth ride. It could haul three overweight baby-mommas wanting to party or six skinny chicks who liked to snort meth. After one wild night of too many lines, wild turkey and redbulls and vodka at the bar; the local po-po pulled him over. At least Ashlee was able to escape arrest. One of her eyebrows rings is still in the Lincoln Town Car.

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