A novel way to get home from the beer­haus

The Washington Times Weekly - - Page Two -

BER­LIN (Reuters) — A wheel­chair-bound Ger­man stunned po­lice when they pulled him over for us­ing the road and found he was 10 times over the le­gal al­co­hol limit for driv­ers.

“He was right in the mid­dle of the road,” said a spokesman for po­lice in the north­east­ern city of Sch­w­erin on May 22. “The offi- cers couldn’t quite be­lieve it when they saw the re­sults of the breath test. That’s a life-threat­en­ing fig­ure.”

The 31-year-old told po­lice he had been out drink­ing with a friend and was a lit­tle over a mile from home when a squad car stopped him as he passed through the vil­lage of Ventschow.

Po­lice said that be­cause the man was tech­ni­cally trav­el­ing as a pedes­trian, he could not be charged with a driv­ing of­fense.

“It's not like we can im­pound his wheel­chair,” the spokesman said. “But he is fac­ing some sort of pun­ish­ment. It’s just not clear yet what ex­actly that will be.”

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