Firefighter Chen Huangxin doesn’t handle alcohol very well at all. After a heavy drinking session in Yunlin last Friday, he decided to take the wheel of a brand new $850,000 fire engine and ended up crashing into a building. Why this sudden urge to to go on a joyride? International Business Times reports him saying that he desired “to see green fields and trees.” Sounds like the guy also went for hallucinogenic ‘shrooms…
According to the the Times:
Chen ploughed the fire engine through overhead powerlines, clattered in to a lorry and wrote off several cars.
A fuming fire brigade spokesman fulminated: “It is hard to think of anything worse he could have done.”
“This engine was our pride and joy, the best in our fleet. And he managed to almost destroy it. He will never work again for us.”