Sunday, January 10, 2010

Doofus Of The Day #308

Today's Doofus is from Canada.

A civic-spirited but ill-advised attempt to remove snow from a Canadian road caused traffic chaos, and ended up with a man being arrested for operating a snow blower while drunk.

The 41-year-old man sparked mayhem in rush-hour traffic after pushing the snow blower into a major intersection on roads in Barrie, 50 miles north of Toronto, police said.

Authorities say the man was almost hit by cars twice as traffic struggled to get through the large clouds of snow he was blowing up, before police eventually managed to reach him and put a halt to his snow-blowing efforts.

The man was arrested, held until he had sobered up, and charged with public intoxication. He didn't offer an explanation to officers of why he was so keen to blow snow off the intersection.

'His capacity to make sound decisions was obviously affected,' police Sergeant Robert Allan told the Toronto Star.

No s**t, Sherlock!



Anonymous said...

They're everywhere!


Anonymous said...

The sad thing is, my folks don't live all that far from Barrie. It may well be -- no, wait, no one my family knows owns any snow blowers.

I think.

Steve said...

Of course they don't. YOU DONT BLOW SNOW! THROWER!!! THROWER!!! It's a SNOW THOWER!

Sheesh!! I feel better now.