CENTERVILLE -- Call it an extreme version of hide-and-go-seek -- one that took a cop's keen eye to end.
A woman Thursday afternoon had fallen asleep at the wheel while driving north on Legacy Parkway, near Parrish Lane, said Centerville Assistant Police Chief Paul Child. When her car veered off the road, barely missing a power pole, she ended up far off the parkway, in the middle of a thick patch of olive trees.
The woman called police, but she could not identify where she was, and the thick trees made it impossible for her to open her car, Child said. The trees also obscured her from view, but a slow-driving Centerville officer spotted the back of her car, leading to her rescue.
The woman was uninjured, but firefighters were called in to cut away the limbs so her car door could be opened, Child said.
Utah Highway Patrol handled the case, with Centerville officers assisting.