The Darwin Awards

2001 At-Risk Survivor

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(un)Armed and Dangerous
2001 At-Risk Survivor
Confirmed True by Darwin

(November 2001, South Wales)

A drunk driver? No Darwin.

A one-armed man driving an unadapted car? No Darwin.

A man driving while talking on a cell phone? No Darwin.

But a drunken one-armed man driving an unadapted car while talking on a cell phone? Darwin... almost. He survived to win an At-Risk Survivor.

Stuart was stopped by Swansea police after driving through a RED traffic light holding a mobile phone to his ear--with his good arm. His other arm is missing below the elbow, and no help with the gears and steering.

Stuart had almost twice the legal limit of alcohol in his breath. He nearly forfeited his life, but instead he forfeited his license. He was prohibited from driving for 18 months.

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Submitted by: Xev
Reference: BBC News, Ananova

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