A naked man driving along the Indiana Toll Road was arrested and charged because his lewd conduct distracted other motorists, police said. The 37-year-old Chicago man was traveling east to Ohio to visit his mother, police said. He was nude and had petroleum jelly on his hands when a state trooper pulled him over about 10 miles from the Ohio line Wednesday, police said.
The man, who told police he was comfortable driving in the nude, was charged with misdemeanor indecent exposure, punishable by up to a year in jail. The trooper, Al Martinez, a four-year veteran of the Indiana State Police, said he walked up to the passenger side of the SUV and saw that the man had dropped a T-shirt across his midsection. Other motorists had called police about the driver, with several calls from truckers who could see into the front seat of the SUV.
Wednesday, September 5, 2007
He claims he's just comfortable driving naked. But the Vaseline on his hands? Wouldn't that adversely affect your ability to grip the steering wheel? Here's more from the AP: