Skip to comments.Trucker attempts to remove tooth while driving
Posted on 07/06/2010 1:43:19 PM PDT by a fool in paradise
A Kitchener truck driver is facing a careless driving charge but on the bright side, his tooth doesn't hurt anymore.
Lambton County OPP say they stopped a big rig driver doing some driving dentistry along Hwy. 402 on Wednesday...
Cops determined the 58-year-old driver was driving so poorly because he was trying to pull out a tooth while he was driving.
"The driver was very forthright with the officer," Reurink said.
The amateur dentist of a driver had rigged a string around his hurting tooth and then tied the other end to the roof of the cab, police said.
"One good bump and the tooth should come out," police explained.
Turns out the "one good bump" likely did come along at some point.
"The evidence of his efforts were nearby," Reurink said.
When the driver was stopped the officer found a bloody tooth and a string lying next to him.
Strangely, police say the road down that way isn't that bumpy and was recently resurfaced.
"He may have been better off on a sideroad," Reurink said.
Police won't be releasing the driver's name because he's charged under the Highway Traffic Act, not the Criminal Code, and they figure he'd be "continuously bombarded" by media trying to talk to him about his stunt which would likely be more of a headache than a toothache.
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At least he was’nt trying to perform an auto-appendectomy!!!
We’ll all be doing more do-it-yourself dentistry under Obamacare (just like they do in Britain).
An old rancher I knew in Idaho pulled some of his own teeth with pliers because he didn’t want to take the time to go to the dentist.
Ive seen and old Nam Vet do the same thing.
When was eight years old pulled out one of my teeth while in school
Teacher freaked out when saw it .....
I wanna know who was holding his beer?
Kid uses rocket to pull tooth out:
You ain’t making money if the wheels ain’t turning.
My grandpa used to pull his own teeth with a pair of plyers and bottle of tequila. He probably didn’t need the whole bottle, but my grandma didn’t know that.