New Zealand man fined after riding drunk on a motorised cool box

Ted Welford

In hindsight, maybe adding a tiny petrol engine to a beer cooler wasn't the smartest idea in the world. New Zealander Lani Hunt is certainly feeling the sting, after being caught driving the 'motorised chilly bin' by police – while drunk.

Hunt was stopped while driving the four-wheeled beer machine down a road by officers in the North Island city of New Plymouth, according to the Stuff.co.nz news website. He was apparently unaware that the tiny machine isn't actually legal for use on the public roads, much less while the pilot is drunk and lacks a driving licence.