MIAMI, March 9 — Taking multi-tasking to a new level, a Florida woman allegedly caused a crash as she was shaving her privates while behind the wheel, the Florida Highway Patrol reported today.
37-year-old Megan Mariah Barnes was driving her 1995 Ford Thunderbird and reportedly rammed into a pick-up truck with four occupants at an estimated 70kph, injuring two women who were in the other vehicle.
“She said she was meeting her boyfriend in Key West and wanted to be ready for the visit,” Trooper Gary Dunick said. “If I wasn’t there, I wouldn’t have believed it. About 10 years ago I stopped a guy in the exact same spot ... who had three or four syringes sticking out of his arm. It was just surreal and I thought, ‘Nothing will ever beat this.’ Well, this takes it.”
To make matters worse, Barnes had only been yesterday been convicted of driving while intoxicated and with a suspended licence, according to Monroe County Assistant State Attorney Colleen Dunne. The judge in the case had ordered Barnes’ vehicle impounded and her licence revoked for five years.
Police said that Barnes and her passenger, ex-husband Charles Judy, reportedly fled the scene of the accident, travelling nearly a kilometre away before swapping positions. When approached by police, Judy claimed to have been behind the wheel during the accident.
“She jumps in the back seat and he moves over,” Dunick said. “It was like the old comedy bit, ‘Who’s on first?’”
Burn marks from the passenger-side airbag found on Judy’s torso, however, disproved the duo’s claims, as the steering wheel airbag failed to deploy.
Barnes was charged with reckless driving, driving without a valid licence and insurance, and leaving the scene of an accident.
Fook me silly . . . wonders will never cease will they?