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A 29-year-old Washington driver who last Thursday night drifted into the oncoming lane before crashing into a light pole failed to convince police officers that flying dinosaurs were to blame, HeraldNet reports.

The 29-year-old Wenatchee man apparently wandered off course "for less than a block" while oncoming traffic obligingly stopped to let him pass en route to said pole. Wenatchee police Sgt. Cherie Smith said that a breathalyzer test showed "a minimal amount of alcohol", although officers' queries as to what had caused the prang were met with the single-word answer "pterodactyl".

The man was treated in hospital and later released. He has been charged with first-degree negligent driving. ®

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