Queensland Man Riding Motorised Esky Charged With Drink Driving

Today in that’s so Queensland: a 38 year old Queensland man of questionable judgement and righteous ingenuity has allegedly been caught drink-driving a motorised esky containing 10 tallies of beer, two bags of cask wine, and up to six cans of Woodstock bourbon because goodness grief have you seen the snakes out there? 

The man, who authorities witnessed riding the chillest mode of personal transportation ever devised by man down the Charlton Esplanade, Harvey Bay at approximately 4.45pm Friday afternoon, was subsequently breath-tested and blew a 0.305%, a reading of about six times the legal limit.  

The man in now due to face the Hervey Bay Magistrates Court for offences including driving while under the influence of alcohol, driving while unlicensed and driving an unregistered and uninsured motor vehicle. Officer In Charge Sergeant Darryn Morris said that while the case was strange (ie. hilarious and such a thing that someone from Queensland would do), it warranted no less severity than an offence involving a normal car. 
“Due to the fact it is a petrol engine (the esky) falls under the ambit of a motor vehicle under the Traffic Act,” Sgt Morris said. “Some people aren’t aware that if they’re riding a wheeled object, the footpath is also deemed a road under Queensland legislation.”  

“It is a serious issue due to one, the amount of alcohol he had on him at the time and two, in relation to those using these motorised devices that can cause serious injury to themselves or other people.” 

Don’t do changing, Queensland.