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Man Convicted For Driving Drunk In Toy Barbie Car

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This is Paul Hutton, 40, of Clacton-on-Sea, England. A judge recently convicted him for operating a 4-mph toy electric Barbie car in front of his house while drunk. He has lost his driver's license but earned our undying respect.

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In situations like these, the details are what matter. Consider the following:

  • Hutton was found to be twice the legal limit for blood alcohol content
  • The police pulled him over while he was driving the car
  • Upon laying down the law, the judge in question said, ""The vehicle is not even capable of doing the speed of a mobility scooter and could be outrun by a pedestrian"
  • Hutton on the subject: "Originally, it was a pink Barbie car. I put larger wheels on it, but it's not fast." He has also admitted to being "a complete twit"
  • The car, naturally, was pink; Hutton had been working on it as part of a project with one of his sons
  • The car was impounded by the police, but Hutton wants it back.

Good man, Paul Hutton. Good man. I mean, really, who hasn't been there?



Photo Credit: Peter Lawson/Eastnews Press/Telegraph

[Telegraph via NYT Wheels]

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Jonathan Harper

"...Hutton on the subject: 'Originally, it was a pink Barbie car. I put larger wheels on it, but it's not fast.' He has also admitted to being 'a complete twit'".

Ya, he's a Jalop.

...Then again, you must know something is wrong when your project car hell is dominated by Power Wheels upgrades.