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Australian man on motorized beer cooler arrested for DUI

Motorized cooler are known as eskys in Australia.
By Evan Bleier   |   June 9, 2014 at 12:10 PM   |   Comments

PERTH, Australia, June 9 (UPI) -- Australian police arrested a man and charged him with drunk driving after he was found riding a motorized beer cooler while under the influence of alcohol.

The 22-year-old was driving the cart down the middle of a quiet street in the suburbs on Friday night. The motorized cooler – known in Australia as an esky – did contain alcohol at the time.

"This motor vehicle would only be able to travel at very low speeds, the lighting devices on said vehicle would be negligible and make it very difficult for other motorists to see," police said in a statement, according to the Telegraph.

Other Australians have been arrested for operating eskys while intoxicated in the past.

A 38-year-old was arrested for drunk driving his motorized cooler back in March and a 23-year-old lost his license for nine months following a 2011 esky incident.

In the 2011 case, the young man took his "extreme cooler" for a "test drive" on a main road.

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