Mooning passenger falls on driver
TO Australia’s Northern Territory. Senior Sergeant Garry Smith tells what occurred when an 18-year-old woman was overtaking a semi-trailer travelling at 100km/h on the Stuart Highway, in Virginia:
“It was a complete act of stupidity. The passenger decided it would be a great idea to ‘moon’ the driver of the semi-trailer.”
WIth his trousers down, the passenger lost his balance as he was trying to get himself into the right position. He fell on the driver. With her view blocked, she lost control of the car.
“She veered off the road and travelled for about 100m through the scrub, hitting a large rock which caused it (the car) to roll over on to its roof… If it wasn’t so dangerous, it could have been quite funny. But under the circumstances, we were lucky we weren’t telling a family of a death.”
The mooner has been charged with failure to wear a seatbelt, interfering with the driver’s control of the vehicle and obstructing their view.