It probably seemed like harmless fun at the time.
But for one young man in Perth, riding a motorised esky (pictured above) loaded with alcohol down a busy street has led to trouble with the law.
Police said they were patrolling the Hilarys area on Friday night when they saw the 22-year-old man riding the esky down the middle of West Coast Drive.
The Sorrento man has been charged with driving under the influence and will appear in court on a date yet to be set.
It’s not the first time a drunken reveller has been pinged for an esky-pade.
In March, a drunken 38-year-old man from Scarness, Queensland was charged with drink driving after he was caught riding a motorised esky crammed with beer, cask wine and bourbon pre-mix drinks on a bike path.
In August 2011, a drunken 23-year-old man was fined $500 and was disqualified from driving for nine months for taking his four-stroke “extreme cooler” for a “test drive” on a main road in Noosa Heads, Queensland “for a bit of a giggle”:
Riding motorised Eskies is not as uncommon as you may think. Some enthusiasts have even elevated the practice to the level of ‘motor sport’ … no doubt with tongues firmly in cheeks:
– with AAP