This is pretty horrible..
Posted 01 May 2012 - 03:22 PM
"Two drunken grandparents were arrested for using their vehicle to pull their 7-year-old granddaughter in a toy car, the Sarasota County Sheriff's Office said.
Belinda and Paul Berloni were arrested on Sunday after a deputy in a marked patrol car saw the SUV pulling a "small plastic hot wheels car" along an access road, authorities said. The vehicle was going about five to 10 miles per hour, the probable cause affidavit said.
The girl was wearing a bathing suit with no protective gear, authorities said. The toy car was attached to the SUV with two dog leashes tied to the trailer hitch, the affidavit said.
Paul Berloni, 49, smelled of alcohol and his eyes were bloodshot and watery, the affidavit said. When asked for his driver's license, he said it had been revoked for 10 years for a DUI. He also told authorities he had two or three drinks, authorities said. He later said it was more but wasn't specific, the affidavit said.
Belinda Berloni, 47, was in the cargo area with the rear hatch open cheering the little girl on, the affidavit said. She was also intoxicated and said she had a few drinks, authorities said.
She "also stated that she understood that it was dangerous to drag a child behind the vehicle but stated they were just having fun and had been doing it all day," the affidavit said."
Posted 01 May 2012 - 07:18 PM
Posted 01 May 2012 - 07:29 PM
Posted 01 May 2012 - 10:03 PM
Just to clarify, this is only illegal because they were drunk, right?
Posted 01 May 2012 - 10:33 PM
We were only caught once.
Posted 02 May 2012 - 05:48 AM
I guess the thing that kinda puts a wet blanket on the thing is that the child was inside this thing. If it had flipped, she could have been pinned, and being dragged along the road. The thing is, when you trip and fall going 5, 10, even 15 miles per hour, you stop moving toward, and end up with some pretty nasty scrapes or bruises depending on where you hit, how you hit, and what you hit...........Now imagine if you didnt stop moving, and were being pulled along the ground, in something that is heavier then you are...this could be bad...
Still... I am sure nothing bad would have happened..
Posted 02 May 2012 - 08:04 AM
I can remember the good ol' days of putting on my rollerblades and tying a rope to the spoiler of my buddy's Camaro and being pulled around.
We were only caught once.
Hell yeah we used to do this until the bearings wore out.. the only problem was stopping if we let go.
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