Governor Rell escaped injury when the car in which she was riding collided with another:
Brookfield Police Chief Robin Montgomery, said a car driven by 17-year-old Juliet Ben-Ami struck the driver's side door of the governor's Cadillac sedan:
"The other car drifted over the center line and basically clipped the governor's vehicle," said Montgomery.
Ben-Ami received a written warning for failing to drive in an established lane.
The extremely popular governor even managed to get positive press out of an auto accident:
"She put her arm around the young driver and reassured her the important thing is everyone is OK and cars can always be repaired," said Judd Everhart, Rell's communications director. "The girl apparently told her that she had hoped to meet the governor someday, but not under those circumstances."