Man Ticketed While Riding Motorized Cooler
By Dan MacKenzie,  Newser User
Posted Jul 26, 2010 11:33 AM CDT
Promoted on Newser Jul 26, 2010 12:09 PM CDT

(User Submitted) – Everyone knows that drinking and driving are illegal. But in Nova Scotia, one man found out that driving on your drinks can be illegal, least if it's on the sidewalk. Neil Rideout was fined for doing exactly that, reports the Chronicle Herald. After being advised by police days earlier to keep his souped-up motorized cooler—equipped with a radio, cup holders and 5.5-horsepower engine—off the street, he was riding it to the store on the sidewalk when an officer stopped and asked him to examine the vehicle and its contents.

"At that point, thinking that it was a joke, I kind of lifted the top of the cooler and said, ‘Officer, go ahead.’ All he found was a combination lock and a half-bottle of Orange Crush." Rideout's fine is $222, which he plans to fight in court. He says he feels he's being discriminated against and commented, "I wish they'd focus on criminals and not coolers." Read the full article.