Australia: 22-year-old Carey Mitchell Symes has been fined $300 after pleading guilty to drink-driving. Symes had been weaving across lanes at speed and going through traffic lights on a skateboard while holding a can of rum.
When police stopped him his blood-alcohol content was .095. He reportedly told officers he was riding a skateboard because he was too drunk to drive. The magistrate recorded a conviction but did not suspend his licence.
"You were affected by alcohol and screaming down a hill towards a road intersection. You could have got yourself killed or caused accidents to other people on the road by your conduct," said magistrate Tom Killeen.