Problem Solving: Australian Man Tows Boat To Lake With Mobility Scooter After Losing License

October 30, 2018

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This is a video news report highlighting New South Wales Australian man Shane Swanscott, who was recently pulled over by police towing his new boat with a mobility scooter because "he needed to go fishing" after losing his license. I wonder how he lost his license in the first place. I mean, clearly he's an exemplary decision maker.

Swanscott chuckled as he recalled the moment police passed him.


He told 9News the officers slowed as they passed him, before eventually rounding the corner and pulling him over.

"I lost my licence and pretty much finished working on my boat at the same time. I was going to push my boat down the street by hand, but I thought why not use [the mobility scooter]," he said.

He has not been told what punishment he will receive for being caught without his licence.

Oh what, so you can't tow a boat down the street with a mobility scooter without a license? This is an outrage. THE MAN NEEDED TO GO FISHING. I'm contributing to his legal fund. *opens wallet, peers in* You shouldn't have lost your license, Shane, you brought this on yourself.

Keep going for the news report, complete with surprise love story.

Thanks to Evan, who agrees he should be charged with ingenuity and a can-do attitude.

  • Mr. Popo

    Oh I see he comes from a land down under, where beer does flow and men chunder.

  • Closet Nerd

    LIFE LESSON, you can get a DUI while riding a bike too....
    #themoreyouknow

  • Bling Nye

    You can get one while riding a horse too. Which makes even less sense since it's arguably your designated driver...

    Also, you can get a DUI for simply sitting in the driver's seat of a parked car. Keys in the ignition or not. So if you're going to pass out in your car, do it in the passenger/back seat.

  • Closet Nerd

    You can get it for being in the passengers seat too... Senior Week, Wildwood 1998.
    If you leave your keys outside, (in the wheel well) you'll be ok.
    At least, that is what the cop told me. He let me go because I obviously wasn't planning on driving. I told him i had a case of beer hidden in the trunk so he would find the other shit hidden in my car. Had to pour the entire case of Natty Ice down the storm drain, one by one.

  • Bling Nye

    Cop probably let you go because he knew he wouldn't have gotten it to stick if you fought it. Driver's seat is pretty straight forward since it implies intent to drive. If you're in a different seat, the intent to drive is arguably not present.

    Making you dump out the beer was just a dick move, unless you were under 21, which I'm guessing was the case for "Senior Week".

  • Jenness

    Australia - never change.

  • GeneralDisorder

    No homo but I'd ride with that dude.

    I'm legit impressed that he was able to get the boat moving. I know boats aren't that heavy and that trailer is probably aluminum but... logically speaking there's no way that scooter has enough braking power to hold the boat on a hill. Unless he added a brake system to the front wheels or something.

  • Bling Nye

    2004 called, they want their "no homo" back.

  • GeneralDisorder

    Tell them they can't have it. It's mine!

  • Collin Hughes

    I imagine that you'd disconnect the trailer at the top of the boat ramp, tie a line to the front of the trailer, let the whole thing roll down into the water (the tongue force dragging would slow or stop it), tie the boat off, release the boat from the trailer, recover just the trailer using the line. Braking aside, the scooter might be underwater by the time the boat floats off that trailer. I think launching from a good concrete boat ramp would be very doable, but getting the boat out would be more of a challenge.

  • Eric Ord

    FIRST

    PS Meh trotting out the same tired arguments against me

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