Police say a few weeks ago the car was traveling with the tree wedged into the front.
After stopping the driver, the officer also noticed the airbags had been deployed, apparently from hitting the tree.
Video of the January traffic stop was posted to the police department's Facebook page Monday afternoon.
After an investigation, the police officer arrested the driver for driving under the influence of alcohol.
"Yet another reason why you should not drink and drive!" Roselle police said in a Facebook post published last week.
The Chicago Tribune reports the motorist, Maryann Christy, 54, of the 500 block of Spruce Court in Schaumburg, told police that she struck the tree somewhere in her hometown, but didn't remember where.