• Aug 6th 2007 at 10:06AM
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Michael Wiley lost his arms and most of his left leg in an electrical accident when he was 13. He didn't let the lack of limbs stop him from getting his driver's license or driving. His toes handle starting, his knee is on shifting duty, and his stumps do the steering. He turns on the lights with his teeth. He also didn't let it stop him from the kind of spirited piloting that includes leading police on high speed car chases, having his license suspended numerous times, and racking up enough felonious driving charges to spend three years in jail. He's even kicked a state trooper.

His latest trick: speeding off in an Explorer, leading police on a high speed chase -- and eluding them. Finally caught and taken to court, he was sentenced to five years in jail for felony driving and drug charges. Now Wiley says his driving days are over: "I'm beat. The white flag is up." For a man with one limb, it's a pretty incredible record.

Thanks for the tip, Ben!

[Source: MSNBC]

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    • 1 Second Ago
      • 8 Years Ago
      I was wondering how an "electrical accident" can remove arms and legs.

      "He fell off an elevated train platform while fooling around at an abandoned switching station in New York City. He grabbed a live electrical line to break his fall and touched metal while trying to regain his footing. Roughly 11,000 volts of electricity surged through his arms and legs. He broke his back and injured his neck when he hit the ground 25 feet below. Doctors amputated both arms and removed most of his left leg."

      • 8 Years Ago
      Is his middle name "Ilean"?
      • 8 Years Ago
      "Step out of the vehicle and put your hands behind your head!!!"
      • 8 Years Ago
      What a great man. Stubborn, loves spirited driving, kicks state troopers. Awesome!

      He IS a role-model to amputees out there.

      • 8 Years Ago
      Too bad, he could have been a good role model for amputees and kids with disabilities.
      What a waste.
      • 8 Years Ago
      Britney drives her Mini on the wrong side of the road.

      Paris can't back her Range Rover up without hitting somebody.

      Lindsay drives like a maniac on drugs.

      Nicole follows Britney's rules of the road.

      But this guy takes the cake! I think he would fit in nicely with the rest of the crowd in Lalaland.


      TALLINN (Reuters) - Police in the Baltic state of Estonia stopped a man who was driving erratically at the weekend, only to find he was blind.

      The 20-year-old was driving in the southern city of Tartu early Sunday -- helped by instructions from his 16-year-old passenger.

      "At first they thought he was just drunk, but the man kept missing the tube for the breath test, then they realized he was blind" and arrested him, Tartu Police spokeswoman Marge Kohtla said Monday.

      • 8 Years Ago
      could you imagine being the arresting officer?!? lol, so many questions to ask:
      "get out of the car, sir!"
      "Can you get out of the car?!?!"
      "How'd you get in the car?!"
      "How'd you drive like this?"
      "WHY did you drive if you are like this!?!?"
      "Are you crazy!!??"
      "Am I crazy?"