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.

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“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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