Today’s award goes to an Australian stoner.
An allegedly stoned and unlicensed Melbourne teenager, accused of ramming a police car and breaking an officer’s leg, has been granted bail.
Benjamin Saurini, 19, previously said he couldn’t see the police vehicle because his car windows had fogged up from smoking cannabis after a session with friends on Friday night.
Saurini allegedly took off when he thought he was going to be “jumped” by officers on patrol, but panicked and side-swiped their car.
He is accused of pinning a senior constable against the car, breaking his leg.
Saurini allegedly read a news article about the injured police officer the following day and realised he was in trouble, dumping the car and removing its number plates.
However, the teen handed himself into police after investigators called his parents.
There’s more at the link.
Son, if you’re fogging up the interior of your car so much you can’t see what’s going on outside, you’re doing it wrong. To do a stoner any good (?), the smoke has to end up inside your lungs, not your car!
I’m tempted to give a second Doofus award to the Australian criminal justice system. The kid’s been let off without any major punishment at all, as you’ll see if you read the full article. Can’t figure that out. He breaks a police officer’s leg in an attempt to get away, and gets off with a slap on the wrist? In this country, he’d be doing hard time – and justifiably so, IMHO.