German 'Yoda' charged with drunk driving

Nov. 1, 2011 at 4:00 AM

WEITERSTADT, Germany, Nov. 1 (UPI) -- Police in Germany said a motorist in a Yoda costume was unable to use his Jedi powers to get out of charges stemming from a drunken driving incident.

Investigators said the 42-year-old Weiterstadt man, whose name was not released, had apparently been out celebrating Halloween Saturday night, dressed as the "Star Wars" character, and struck a pedestrian while driving home early Sunday morning, the Berliner Kurier reported Monday.

Police said the driver was stopped about two minutes after striking the pedestrian, who sustained minor injuries, and was forced to walk home when officers took his license.

The man is facing drunk driving, negligent injury and hit and run charges, police said.

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