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article imageMan drives truck using his feet for brakes, Fred Flintstone style

By Cynthia Trowbridge     Aug 19, 2011 in Crime
Roseville, Mich. - During rush hour traffic on a busy highway people couldn't believe what they were seeing. A man was driving and had his foot out the door using it for brakes.
Around 5:45 p.m. on Wednesday a man was spotted driving a 1994 burgundy Chevrolet pickup truck on Groesbeck Highway using his feet as brakes.
The police received numerous calls from other drivers. The police attempted to stop him for several miles. The first busy intersection he attempted to stop the truck but failed even though he hit two vehicles. When he tried to stop at a second intersection he hit two more vehicles but was not able to stop. There was only minor damage to the vehicles and no one was injured.
Roseville Deputy Police Chief James Berlin said the man knew his brakes had failed a little earlier but instead of parking and calling for help he continued to drive home using his feet to try and slow the truck down and to stop it. Even though he told the police he was on his way home Berlin said he was heading the wrong way.
Myfoxdetroit.com reports witnesses did say he came to a complete stop at least twice but continued on his way.
The police can be heard in the video yelling at him to put the truck in park.
CBS Detroit.com reports Berlin said, “Apparently he knew the vehicle didn’t have brakes, but he was in a hurry to get home and thought he could make it by acting like Fred Flintstone and stopping the car with his feet."
The man is a 24-year-old roofer and according to freep.com was driving on a suspended license. The police said he was completely sober, just "overly tired.
The man was cited for reckless driving and driving on a suspended license. Berlin said he “will face a judge in September, to explain his moronic decision making.”
The man's name has not been released.
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