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." (Read more weird crimes stories.)

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