Man Tries To Escape DUI By Moving Crashed Car With Stolen Forklift

Blake Z. Rong
by Blake Z. Rong
FORKING IDIOT A drunk driver who crashed his car after a night on the town tried to sneak it home without alerting the police – on a stolen forklift truck. Marus Schmidt, 27, from Bedburg, Germany, was caught trying to load the pranged Volkswagen Golf onto the forklift while he was nearly twice the legal…

An enterprising drunkard in Germany found himself in a car accident, of his own doing. So with cops coming, what did he do to escape? He jacked a nearby forklift and attempted to move the car himself.

In the sort of drunk idea that only makes sense when you’re 7 Nordhäusers in, the 27-year old found an idle forklift nearby, drove it over to the site of his wrecked Volkswagen Golf, and attempted to raise the car. Police found the Golf off the ground when they stopped him and took him into custody.

“It must have seemed like a good idea at the time. He didn’t want anyone to call us so he tried to move the vehicle himself. It was, though, very dangerous and illegal,” said an officer.

[Source: German Herald]

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