microchip08 wrote:The article mentions that the car was later crushed, implying that the law in Lithuania states that crushing is the usual fate for law-breaking cars.
It implies no such thing. Having a car crushed is the typical response when it's a write-off i.e. the cost of repair exceeds its value. So if we are to infer anything, it would be that the car was a write-off due to an armored vehicle having driven over it.
I'm also thinking publicity stunt as it all seems rather staged.