Driver: Snakes In My Pants Made Me Crash

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Police say two pet baby snakes escaped from a 20-year-old man's pants pockets as he was driving, leading to a car crash in Hartford, Connecticut.

Police say Angel Rolon, of New Britain, lost control of his sport utility vehicle on Monday when the snakes slithered near the gas and brake pedals and he and a passenger tried to catch them. Police say the SUV veered into some parked cars and overturned.

Rolon was treated at a hospital for unknown injuries. Police say they gave him a summons for reckless driving and other charges.

There is no public telephone listing for Rolon and it was unclear if he has a lawyer.

Police are unsure why the snakes were in Rolon's pockets or what kind of snakes they were. Animal control officers caught the animals.
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