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Cone-Hatted Drunk Shuts Down Traffic For 2 Hours…Rookie

Posted in Bizarre, Newsworthy, Road Trips, Roads, Traffic, Travel by Suzanne Denbow | November 4th, 2008 | Leave a Reply |

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In Eastleigh, England, 40-year-old Darren Redding shut down traffic for two hours on each side of the busy M3 bridge after apparently responding negatively to 24 cans of lager. Police initially became involved when Redding was spotted casually strolling through traffic wearing a traffic cone on his head, which is widely regarded to be one of the five clear indications that a person is under the heavy influence of at least one behavior-altering substance. When police attempted to approach Redding, he immediately became one of those irritating doomsday drunks, threatening to hurl himself off the bridge if they ventured any further.

Although the urge to aide him in his fatalistic endeavour might have been particularly strong around hour one, police admirably kept their distance and were rewarded with Redding’s eventual voluntary surrender. Detained under the Mental Health Act, Redding plead guilty to public nuisance and received a 9-month suspended sentence as per the completion of 200 hours of community service.

Source: The Sun

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