Joyriding UK Soldier Crashes 2 Tanks

By Neal Colgrass,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 20, 2009 8:10 PM CST
British Soldiers from the B Squadron of The Light Dragoons Regiment ride their Scimitar tank in a location in the desert to conduct counter Taliban Operations on May 19, 2007 in Afghanistan.   (Getty Images)
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(Newser) – A few drinks apparently inspired a British soldier to go joyriding and crash two tanks today, the Guardian reports. The unnamed Desert Rat, stationed at the Bergen-Hohne army base in Germany, hopped in an armored vehicle and promptly drove it off the road. Undaunted, he walked back and commandeered another into a tree. German police nabbed the 18-year-old, whose blood alcohol level measured at 0.1%, the Guardian reports.