At least someone in the vehicle was bright-eyed and bushy-tailed.
Warren Thomas Michael III, 23, was pulled over for reckless driving last weekend and immediately explained that "he had a squirrel eating him," WPTV reports.
Officials received a call on Saturday night saying that Michael's vehicle was swerving in and out of lanes on the highway. Deputy JC Saunders was able to locate Michael, and said the Fleming Island man crashed into a stopped car head-on, then just kept driving.
"Upon contact with the defendant he immediately told [me] he had a squirrel eating him. The defendant pointed out a small squirrel he had wrapped under his shirt. After some discussion about the squirrel I introduced myself and explained the reason for the stop."