What’s the first thing you should do when the police open the door on your smashed-up Mercedes Benz after you’ve drunkenly ploughed through a roadside barricade?
Peace and Pout. Exactly.
Or at least that’s what this audacious female driver in Jinan would have you believe, according to photos published on Guangming Online.
The woman had earlier lost control of her car and collided with the bicycle-lane barricade, with one long iron pole piercing the (fortunately vacant) passenger’s side windscreen.
Upon arriving at the scene, police met with the driver who was, unsurprisingly, in a very tipsy and uncooperative state. The woman refused to hand over her driver’s license; played cat-and-mouse with the breath-tester; and, in her sassiest move yet, threw up the peace sign and shamelessly grinned as police took photographs of the car for evidence.
While the case is still under investigation, we suspect it may be the woman’s insolence more than the actual misdemeanor that’ll land her in big trouble—for her sake, we hope she can resist the urge to yell out “qie zi!” when she’s dragged in for her mugshot.
As far as dopey drink-driving escapades go, this woman’s certainly ranks high, joining the illustrious company of the Shanghai man who rammed his car into the lobby of a hospital and the owner of a Volkswagon Beetle in Nanjing who set his own car on fire to keep warm.
By Liam Bourke