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A Darwin man's wallet is AU$1,400 lighter after police collared him "engaged in a sexual romp with his female passenger" while under the influence, ABC News reports. Builder Bradley Dean Milne, 33, was last month spotted in his ute (pick-up truck) "veering onto the wrong side of a busy Darwin road". A concerned motorist …

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Genius!

Genius!

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What is it with...

...the Aussies! They're obsessed with this sort of thing!

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the burning question

is whether he is a Geek or not? Did he consider his partners needs?

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Paris Hilton

What a Bloody legend

I think the fine was a bit steep , but I guess thats because it was the coppers missus riding shotgun!

Paris because she has more style than to use a 4x4 for mischief.

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Paris Hilton

Heads-up?

Did you really...Heads down, shurely

OK, Paris, natch (poor girl - spouted at more times than - well, Paris.)

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yeah, Gallic driving habits

... just like that scene towards the end of "Maitresse" where Depardieu crashes the car.

I bet he pulled out without indicating.

Paris, because ... well she has convictions for motoring offences, does she not?

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I'm Impressed!

He lasted "several kilometres".

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@ AC 10:02

I know what you mean! I have an Aussie friend who admits to drink driving on occasion but he makes out like it's no big deal. I think I'm finally starting to get through to him that it's really not okay but this is a culture that never should have started.

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Ute = "pick-up truck"?

Excuuuuuuuse me!

No, not ever.

Try: http://www.holden.com.au/vehicles/Ute/SS-V-Series

Mines the one with the HDT logo on the back.

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Just replicating the scene from ...

The Pursuit of D.B. Cooper

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0082958/

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Award.

If he'd crashed and killed himself whilst being that stupid they should've given him an award... what to call it though?

Ah, he's from Darwin, so my suggestion would be a "Darwin Award".

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The heads-up

Yes, so you said.

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oh *swerving* down the road

I read it as swiving down the road - which is true, but not what was written.

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Safety Consideration

Did he have the rear view mirror properly adjusted so he could see what he was doing?

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"veering onto the wrong side"

Is that a euphemism??

"indulging in a coupling which "continued for several kilometres"."

Lucky girl :) normally it only continues for six inches :)

"He pleaded guilty to five charges, "including driving without a seatbelt""

But he did have air bags :)

I am sorry I will get my coat

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@Graham

Very very good, amazed to see the word swiving on a comment

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Unhappy

Wot! No pictures?

Playmobil recreation or it never happened.

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@Ute = "pick-up truck"?

Ok, how about a tarted up non-functional pick-up truck?

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But still....

....way to go, mate!

"embarrassed and ashamed". Yeah, I'll bet.

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@Winkypop

A toyota hilux is also termed a ute and that's definitely a pick-up truck (as is a Navara and a Triton etc) so the translation stands. Holden utes are the strict preserve of tattooed fuck-knuckles.

I mean, what kind of a prick buys a 6 litre lowered suspension work vehicle to drive to a building site? Proper tradies drive 4wd utes. Mind you, look at the company that makes them - Holden, a GM subsidiary. Keep the Govt cash coming eh?

Regarding the story, he must be the first ute driver to not be a wanker.

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@winkypop & Aussie Drink Driving

The SSV is a bit average. What you really want is a Maloo:

http://www.hsv.com.au/cars/ESeries/maloor8/maloor8.asp

But seriously, the attitude to drink driving in Australia (I moved from Berkshire to Queensland a few years ago) is shocking. In many circles, it's socially acceptable to drink and drive. If you don't get caught it's something to boast about to your mates.

I tried finding some stats to back up my gut feel, but have run out of time. This is the most likely place to go:

http://www.abs.gov.au/AUSSTATS/abs@.nsf/DetailsPage/1301.02008?OpenDocument

http://www.dft.gov.uk/pgr/statistics/datatablespublications/accidents/casualtiesgbar/roadcasualtiesgreatbritain20071

Either way, I'd love to know how to change society to see the danger in drink driving.

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@Winkypop

Yes, that's a pick-up truck.

Back to the article: did any part of the fine actually relate to the act that we are all interested in, or was it just for the alcohol and lack of seat-belt (sounds like he had a reasonable excuse - the girl on his lap would have stopped him from hitting the steering-wheel) and on that note, did she get in any trouble?

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I Can't Believe...

...no one has made a joke about Bulgarian Airbags... Shame on you all!

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Who said..

.. men cannot multitask?

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So...

...was it a moving violation?

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Lovely!

Please bring us more from "down under". BTW, is this a pr0n site?

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@Lovely!

You want more Aussie stories? check this one out-

http://www.ntnews.com.au/article/2009/01/07/25775_ntnews.html

Also covered by the Reg-

http://search.theregister.co.uk/?q=masturbating+driving

And followed up-

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2009/01/09/drug_runner_jailed/

He was driving a Holden Commodore SV6, while not a UTE, does tend to confirm Mark above assertion that "Holden utes are the strict preserve of tattooed fuck-knuckles".

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All i can say is...

"embarrassed and ashamed", never, The man's a bloody legend.

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Ute != pick up truck

Ute = utility vehicle.

(I nearly wrote "pick up trick" which is maybe what he used to get the chick in the first place!)

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