A woman who shaved her bikini area while driving caused a car crash in Florida Keys, prompting police to issue fresh warnings about safe driving, MyFox National reported Monday.
Megan Mariah Barnes, 37, crashed into another vehicle on Cudjoe Key after giving her ex-husband the wheel as she shaved her private parts.
Barnes was driving to meet her boyfriend in Key West and told authorities she wanted to be “ready for the visit,” WJZ.com reported.
But Florida Highway Trooper Gary Dunick was not surprised when he came to the scene of the crash.
Dunick has had some crazy experiences pulling over drivers but said “If I wasn't there, I wouldn't have believed it. About 10 years ago I stopped a guy in the exact same spot ... who had three or four syringes sticking out of his arm. It was just surreal and I thought, 'Nothing will ever beat this.' Well, this takes it.”
Barnes crashed into the back of a 2006 Chevrolet truck being driven by David Schoff, KeysNews.com reported.
Schoff had slowed down to make a right hand turn when Barnes' 1995 Thunderbird hit it at 45 mph - within the speed limit.
FHP spokesman Alex Annunziato said that Barnes then allegedly drove a half mile further down the road where she switched seats with her ex-husband Charles Judy so that it looked like she had not been driving.
Dunick said that Judy had burns from the passenger side air bag that proved he had not been in the driver’s seat. The air bag in the driver’s seat had not deployed.
Barnes should not have been driving in the first place. The day before the accident, she had been convicted and sentenced to nine months of probation for DUI and driving with a suspended license.
Her license was revoked for five years and she was ordered to get her car impounded.
Dunick said, “My phone has been ringing off the hook all day, and I know there's a funny side to this, but it's also deadly serious. This is a scary road and a lot of bad wrecks are caused by dumb stuff like this. It is unbelievable. I'm really starting to believe this stuff only happens in the Keys.”