Police stop drunk space hopper rider on main road

POLICE were forced to pull over a man on a busy main road - for drunkenly riding a space hopper through a tunnel.
Picture: TSPLPicture: TSPL
Picture: TSPL

Officers were patrolling on Dundee’s Marketgait on Hogmanay when they spotted the man taking the air filled toy down the dual carriageway towards the tunnel on the northern part of the city centre ring road.

A witness said the man tried to run away from cops - but they had “no problem” catching him.

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Jamie Shankland, 25, was driving towards the underpass when he spotted a police presence.

He said: “I was driving up towards the tunnel on my way back to pick up a friend from a nightclub when I noticed police were speaking to the guy at the entrance.

“He was running out from inside the tunnel when police stopped him.

“He looked very drunk and police had blocked the left-hand lane because he was on the road.

“I had to pass slowly and, as I did, I saw another policeman walking up the tunnel to pick up a red space hopper.

“I wondered what it was at first but then I saw the two wee horns sticking out the top.”

He added: “The look on the guy’s face was priceless - you could just tell he was thinking ‘what have I done?’

A spokesman for Police Scotland’s Tayside Division confirmed they had stopped a man on a space hopper on the road, but that no formal action was taken.


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