Quirky News

  • 14 July 2011, 9:30

Workers push drunk boss's car home

All push together /Quirky China News

Ten workers in China pushed their boss's car three miles home after an office party - because they were all too drunk to drive.

The group had been enjoying a meal at a restaurant in downtown Changchun, northeast China's Jilin Province, when they realised their predicament.

Boss Zhang Fei announced that he was too drunk to drive and suddenly realised nobody had stayed sober enough to drive his car.

Drink-driving was this year listed as a hazardous crime in China and offenders face up to six months in jail and a heavy fine.

Zhang did not want to leave his car downtown and it was too late to call out a substitute driver - so vice president Huang Weiyun suggested they all push him home.

Huang pointed out that it was only three miles away and that the exercise would do them all good - so all ten quickly agreed and set off with Zhang at the wheel.

Passers-by were stunned to see the group, laughing and singing, as they pushed their boss's VW car home through the city streets during the 45 minute journey.

Traffic officers said that as long as the car's engine was not running, it would not be classed as drink-driving under Chinese law.

But they warned other people against following suit, pointing out the dangers of pushing a car, while drunk, through busy streets.

 

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