Daily Archives: April 20, 2010
In today’s I-don’t-know-whether-to-laugh-or-cry department:
Drunk Driving in Barbie Car Costs Man Licence
London, England. April 20 – A Briton caught drunk while driving a toy Barbie car, whose top speed is barely four miles per hour, has been banned from driving.
Forty-year-old Paul Hutton received a three-year ban as he had received another drink-drive ban within the past 10 years. He was pulled over by police when he was driving an electric Barbie car that moves slower than a mobility scooter close to his home in Essex, The Telegraph reported Tuesday.
"You have to be a contortionist to get in, and then you can’t get out. I was very surprised to get done for drink-driving but I was a twit to say the least. It is designed for three-to-five-year-olds. Originally it was a pink Barbie car but I put bigger wheels on it but it’s not fast," he said after the hearing at Colchester magistrates court.