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Woman drives onto T tracks in Brookline while eyeing GPS

Posted by Brock Parker  August 14, 2012 09:22 AM

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Police cited the driver who allegedly drove onto the Green Line tracks in Brookline Monday while looking at her GPS. A photo by a passerby was provided courtesy of the MBTA

Police have cited a South Attleboro woman who allegedly drove her car onto the MBTA Green Line tracks in Coolidge Corner while she was looking at her GPS.

Natalie Thibeault, 22, told MBTA Transit Police that she turned onto the tracks near Beacon and Harvard streets just after 1 a.m. Monday because she took a left when her Global Positioning System told her to do so.

While she was driving on the inbound C Line tracks, Thibeault told police that a man who was passing by in another vehicle told her she was fine and that she should continue driving down the tracks and get off at the next intersection.

According to police, Thibeault continued driving on the tracks, but when she didn’t think she could make it any further she stopped and attempted to put the car in reverse. Her tires began to spin, however, and her car was stuck.

MBTA and Brookline Police responded to the scene, and no damage to the track was reported.

Thibeault was not injured, but police cited her for impeded operation of a vehicle and a left turn violation.

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