Man Charged With DUI on Beer Cooler
Australian had an 'esky' rigged to motor along
By Newser Editors, Newser Staff
Posted Jun 10, 2014 5:33 PM CDT
Picture this with wheels attached, along with a motor and a steering column ...   (Shutterstock)

(Newser) – When an Australian man got arrested on DUI charges, we're guessing it didn't help his case that he was driving a stocked beer cooler at the time. The 22-year-old got pulled over Friday night for riding the motorized cooler down the middle of a street, reports Perth Now. He told police, reasonably, that he figured it would be safer than driving a car. The cooler, or "esky" as it is known in Australia, had been rigged to putt along at a top speed of about 12mph thanks to a small motor, wheels, and a steering column. Bizarre yes, but news.com.au recalls at least two similar arrests in recent years, enough to christen the stunts as "esky-pades."

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baldpirate
Jun 11, 2014 10:36 AM CDT
Hey - Father's Day is this weekend................. just a thought if you're having trouble finding Dad that practical (joke) once in a lifetime gift!!!
Dr Geo Douglas
Jun 11, 2014 8:24 AM CDT
"arrested on DUI charges". That cop should be arrested for abuse of a public trust. Cops should be considered your friend, not someone to fear. More Andy Taylor, less Barney Fife.
Chris Farley
Jun 11, 2014 6:44 AM CDT
They do it here. get cought with a beer on your lawn tractor, Bike, or one of these things. Great source of revenue collection.