A forty-year-old Paul Hutton felt like a “complete twit” after police caught him drink-driving a tiny battery-powered Barbie car which could be run on a top speed of only 4mph.
The police confiscated the concerned toy car and Mr. Hutton was banned from driving for three years and was given a 12-month conditional discharge by magistrates.
Mr. Hutton, the father of four children, regretted his decision to drive the toy car under the influence of alcohol. He said that he had rebuilt the toy car by adding bigger wheels to it and was going to show it to a friend.
When contacted, he said, “You have to be a contortionist to get in it, and then you can't get out. It is designed for three to five-year-olds but I put bigger wheels on it."
Mr. Hutton is a former RAF aeronautical engineer. Currently he is studying electric engineering at the Colchester Institute.