Truck Driver Uses Feet for Brakes

... and it doesn't turn out so well for him
By Tim Karan,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 19, 2011 3:40 PM CDT

(Newser) – Instead of using his head and calling for a tow when his brakes went out, a Michigan man decided to use his feet—to stop his truck. After discovering his brakes weren't working, the 24-year-old continued to drive home, reports the Macomb Daily. While he did manage to stop the truck twice, he also caused two collisions when he encountered oncoming traffic.

“This guy’s no rocket scientist,” a responding cop tells the newspaper. "Citizens were calling in [to police] saying this guy is all over the road, using his feet." The man said he planned to fix his brakes when he got home. He was charged with driving with a suspended license and reckless driving. (Read more strange stuff stories.)

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