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Car Hood Pops Open, but Men Keep Driving

April 1, 2005

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (AP) _ Two men traveling on Interstate 380 ended up in jail because the hood of their car popped open. The men were heading south of I-380 on Tuesday when the hood open and covered the windshield, the Linn County sheriff’s office said.

Instead of pulling over to fix the problem, the men stuck their heads out the windows so they could see the road and kept going at about 55 mph, officials said.

Two Linn County deputies on patrol took note, and pulled them over.

They arrested the driver, Travis Williams, 25, of Cedar Rapids, on suspicion of driving under suspension, and no proof of insurance. The passenger, Brandon Calmese, 27, of Cedar Rapids, was arrested on a parole violation warrant from Illinois.

Both men were taken to jail. Williams was released Thursday afternoon. Calmese remained in jail on the Illinois warrant.

``It’s a little bit hard to drive with the hood of the car laid over the window,″ Sheriff Don Zeller said.

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