Friday, April 23, 2010

Come on Barbie, let's go party.

(WARNING: The song in this video, "Barbie Girl," is catchy, to say the least. Watch at your own risk). Perhaps Paul Hutton of Essex in the UK was inspired by this song on that fateful evening when he decided to go cruising in the electric Barbie car that belonged to his children. On the other hand, maybe--just maybe--the alcohol he drank just before he decided to take the car for a spin had something to do with it.

On Our WayImage by di_the_huntress via Flickr

Either way, as he explained during his court appearance for operating that very same Barbie car while intoxicated, getting in the car wasn't an easy feat for a grown man:
It is designed for three-to-five-year-olds...You have to be a contortionist to get in, and then you can't get out.
Fortunately, as reported in this article ( even though Hutton had souped up his car with "bigger wheels," it topped out at speeds of 4 mph and no one was hurt. As described by one of the magistrates on the bench:
The vehicle (was) not even capable of doing the speed of a mobility scooter and could be outrun by a pedestrian.
For that reason, Hutton received only a conditional discharge as his sentence. Visit Americas Top DUI and DWI Attorneys at or call 1-800-DIAL-DUI to find a DUI OUI DWI Attorney Lawyer Now!
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