Essex police arrested Paul Hutton and cited him for driving under the influence while driving a pink Barbie toy car.
Paul Hutton, a former RAF aeronautical engineer, was helping his son with a project for his car mechanics course when he decided that he simply had to take the car out for a spin. Maxing out at 4mph, the Barbie car can be tough to handle when you've had a snoot full and your mental capacity can sometimes lead you to act like you’re a kid again.
When asked by members of the press, Hutton replied:
"You have to be a contortionist to get in, and then you can’t get out. I was very surprised to get done for drunk-driving but I was a twit to say the least.”
Yes, sir, to say the least. Hutton received a three year ban from driving only because this was his second DUI in ten years.
"The vehicle is not even capable of doing the speed of a mobility scooter and could be outrun by a pedestrian. I find the defendant guilty and order him to stay 100 feet away from any Barbie dream car, GI Joe action jeep or Hello Kitty scooter."