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A Drunk Man Went Joyriding In Combine Harvester Then Flipped It

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A Drunk Man Went Joyriding In Combine Harvester Then Flipped It

A man was arrested after flipping a combine harvester over while joyriding in it drunk.

Michael Carr, 45, was arrested for driving under the influence and also driving with a revoked driver's license.

Michael Carr. Credit: Berthold Police Department
Michael Carr. Credit: Berthold Police Department

Berthold Police Department posted on Facebook saying: "Berthold PD responded to a combine rolled over West of Berthold.

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"The driver Michael Carr, age 45 of Seattle, WA, was arrested for DUI and driving with a revoked driver's license. The combine had extensive damage and is presumed totalled by the owner. Carr was taken to Ward County Jail."

Credit: Berthold Police Department
Credit: Berthold Police Department

Responding to the police post, one person wrote: "He has no respect at all he doesn't get it driving any sort of machinery is a privilege I hope he has learned his lesson but I doubt it, he will just do it all over again.

"Maybe this is what it takes for somebody to learn right from wrong. I'm sure happy nobody got hurt and no innocent people were involved."

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Another added: "Just when I thought everything has happened in North Dakota this guy goes and pulls off the unthinkable!! Luckily nobody was injured."

Over in the UK, people prefer to coast the wrong way down the motorway when it comes to driving under the influence - like Lee Johnson who was arrested for just that.

The 44-year-old pleaded guilty to one count of dangerous driving, one count of driving whilst over the prescribed alcohol limit, and one count of driving without insurance at Reading Magistrates' Court back in 2018.

CCTV footage showed Johnson in his Citroen Berlingo van speeding down the M4 before he was knocked by a police car, causing him to drift through the lanes.

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Lee Johnson was found to be four times the drink drive limit. Credit: Thames Valley Police
Lee Johnson was found to be four times the drink drive limit. Credit: Thames Valley Police

Senior investigating officer Police Sergeant Gaz Doughty of the Roads Policing Unit said: "Roads policing officers were deployed and implemented a rolling road block from junction 11, heading towards the vehicle, a red Citroen Berlingo van.

"Moment later, the vehicle was sighted by the officers heading straight for them. Despite the obvious risks to themselves and potential for sustaining injuries, the officers made a fast time decision to make deliberate contact with the suspect car to bring it to a halt and thereby prevent it getting past them and head on into members of the public.

"The driver, Lee Johnson, was arrested at the scene on suspicion of dangerous driving. He was later found to be almost four times over the prescribed drink drive limit, at a level of 120 micrograms of alcohol per 100 milliliters of breath.

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"Thankfully, due to the swift police response, no-one was injured during this incident, but unfortunately far too often we see the death and destruction caused by drug and drink-driving.

"Such behaviour on our roads has far-reaching effects, not just for the impaired driver but for any innocent road users affected by their destructive decisions."

Featured Image Credit: Facebook/Berthold Police Department

Topics: News, US News, USA

Rebecca Shepherd
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