Tuesday, April 20, 2010

You've Gotta Admire the Ingenuity

From The Sun in England this morning.

A DAD has been given a three-year ban for drink-driving in a TOY CAR.

Paul Hutton, 40, went for a spin in a tiny battery-powered Barbie jeep - top speed 4mph - while twice the booze limit.

But a police patrol car spotted 6ft Paul crawling along the road on the modified 4ft by 2ft motor, with his knees tucked under his chin.

They stopped him near his home in Jaywick, Clacton-on-Sea, Essex, around 9pm.

Electrical engineering student Paul had sunk a few beers while working on the kiddies' toy - which he found dumped and had rebuilt.

The divorced dad of four admitted drink-driving and was banned for three years by Colchester JPs because he had lost his licence before.

He said later: "I put bigger wheels on and could not resist the temptation to take it out. I was a twit."

7 comments:

headbang8 said...

Essex. Home of the Great British Drunk.

Steph(anie) said...

He's pretty smart for a twit.

The Dish said...

Yes you do.

Drink-driving is much classier sounding than drunk driving.

Sarcastic Bastard said...

Headbang8,
That so? Intesting. I'll take your word for it.

Thanks for stopping by.

Love,

SB

Jeannie said...

max speed 4 mph.

Ridiculous. He could drunk walk just as fast and do the same damage. What a crock.

Syd said...

He needs to meet the dude who was busted for driving drunk on a lawn mower.

Sarcastic Bastard said...

Jeannie,
I thought the same damn thing. What a Nazi police force.

Syd,
The English are creative about ways of getting to a pub when they are banned from driving. I love the British. I felt right at home over there. They are nearly as crazy as I am.