Archive for Saturday, February 21, 2009

Tanked soldier takes 2 heavily armed joyrides

February 21, 2009

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— Police say one joyride in a light tank wasn’t enough for a drunken British soldier in Germany.

Police in Celle say the 18-year-old stole a small light tank early Friday and rumbled out of his base toward nearby Bergen — but drove off the road after 500 yards.

Undaunted, he walked back to his base and commandeered a second armored vehicle just like the first. This time, he was spotted by a British military police patrol.

As the patrol tried to stop him, he lost control and drove into a tree. Military police then arrested him.

German police say a breathalyzer test showed an alcohol concentration of 0.1 percent.

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