A drunk driver in South Carolina crashed into a Cobra attack helicopter

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COLUMBIA, SC (WBTW) – How does a drunken driver crash into a Cobra attack helicopter?

It isn’t easy, but a driver managed to do just that while traveling through a dead-end parking lot, mistaking it for an expressway in Columbia, SC.

A recent tweet by Trooper David of the South Carolina Highway Patrol shows a video of the damaged helicopter, which he says is a multi-million dollar helicopter. The impaired driver caused about $500,000 in damages, according to the trooper.

“Sober or slammer! The driver who wrecked into this helicopter was arrested for DUI!” Trooper David wrote on the post.

The 1967 AH-1F Cobra was parked as part of a local display by a veterans charity called Celebrate Freedom Foundation. The group uses the helicopter, called “Annie,” as part of an education program on aviation for students.

Trooper David said Annie was sitting in a parking lot at a dead end when a drunken driver thought they were on the expressway by the airport and crashed into it.

“This holiday period, if you’re going to go out to a holiday party or visit friends and family, make sure you have a plan in place if you plan to consume alcohol,” Trooper David said. “Don’t have us knocking on any more doors, for heavens sake, and don’t be like this guy.”

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