Results 1 to 9 of 9
  1. #1
    Mmmm, Bowling......
    mobs00's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Last Online
    05-09-2015 @ 03:26 AM
    Location
    Chiang Mai
    Posts
    2,161

    Man loses license for driving beer cooler while drunk


    New wheels - Petrie tested the vehicle while drinking

    An Australian man caught driving a scooter created out of a motorised beer cooler - while drinking - has been fined and had his driving licence suspended.

    The unconventional scooter featured a cooler box mounted on a wheeled frame and powered by a 50cc engine, complete with a steering handlebar.

    The cooler doubled as a driver's seat and was able to hold up to 48 bottles of beer.

    Chris Petrie, 23, and from the northeastern state of Queensland, bought the vehicle over the internet for $AUS600 (over €400).

    While assembling it at a friend's house the two sampled a few beers before Petrie decided to drive it home, according to a local television station.

    'By the time we built it, it was quite late so we thought we'd go for a bit of a test run,' he told Network Ten.

    He was caught by the police en route and found to be more than three times over Australia's legal blood alcohol limit.

    The 23-year-old was charged with drink driving and driving without a licence.

    In court, the judge asked if the cooler was fully loaded and was told it was full of canned rum and Cokes, Network Ten added.

    The sentence included an A$500 fine.

    http://www.rte.ie/news/2011/0817/australia.html




    Last edited by mobs00; 20-08-2011 at 10:06 AM.

  2. #2
    Thailand Expat baby maker's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Last Online
    @
    Location
    Khon Kaen
    Posts
    1,155




    ....a new take..."on drive you to drink"....

    ........only in Aus....cops...no sense of humour....

  3. #3
    Mmmm, Bowling......
    mobs00's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Last Online
    05-09-2015 @ 03:26 AM
    Location
    Chiang Mai
    Posts
    2,161
    Must have been embarrassing to be caught out with an esky full of rum and coke cans

  4. #4
    Thailand Expat baby maker's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Last Online
    @
    Location
    Khon Kaen
    Posts
    1,155
    Quote Originally Posted by mobs00 View Post
    Must have been embarrassing to be caught out with an esky full of rum and coke cans


    ....should have done what the drugies..do...swallow the evidence...
    Wait a minute...that's the problem..isn't...
    no citation for "over loading"....

  5. #5
    Thailand Expat

    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Last Online
    @
    Location
    Chonburi, Thailand
    Posts
    5,962
    Quote Originally Posted by baby maker View Post
    ....a new take..."on drive you to drink"....

    ........only in Aus....cops...no sense of humour....
    Not a new take on anything, In Aus you can go DUI whilst ridding a pushbike.

  6. #6
    Thailand Expat
    The Muffinman's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Last Online
    @
    Location
    Klongsan
    Posts
    1,526
    Quote Originally Posted by baby maker
    ........only in Aus....cops...no sense of humour..
    Ain't that the truth...don't think I've ever seen a Qld copper crack a smile in my 10 years of living there.

  7. #7
    Thailand Expat baby maker's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Last Online
    @
    Location
    Khon Kaen
    Posts
    1,155
    Quote Originally Posted by Fondles View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by baby maker View Post
    ....a new take..."on drive you to drink"....

    ........only in Aus....cops...no sense of humour....
    Not a new take on anything, In Aus you can go DUI whilst ridding a pushbike.

    ....in the day....had a mate "done" for tieing his horse to a parking meter outside the Contry Club Hotel in South East Queensland....the charge.."drunk in charge of a horse"....

  8. #8
    IV
    Wally Dorian Raffles's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Last Online
    12-09-2019 @ 05:24 PM
    Location
    Location: Location: Three sausages went to the station, and wound up at immigration!
    Posts
    5,499
    ^did he lose his driving licsense too?

  9. #9
    Thailand Expat baby maker's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Last Online
    @
    Location
    Khon Kaen
    Posts
    1,155
    Quote Originally Posted by Wally Dorian Raffles View Post
    ^did he lose his driving licsense too?


    ....really can't speak to that....but he had a better sense of humour that the cop...
    after all he was fedding the meter....how we did laugh...

    & the horse....a shandie....
    Last edited by baby maker; 22-08-2011 at 06:27 PM.

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •