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Naked and drunk man detained by police for driving bicycle without a helmet

By Mason White 4:08 PM December 22, 2014
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By: Wayne Morin
A police officer gave a naked and drunk man a ticket for driving a bicycle without a helmet, police in New Zealand said.

The incident unfolded in Timaru on Sunday afternoon about 3:30 p.m., when he spotted the naked cyclist driving on the city streets without clothes and a helmet.

It is illegal to drive a bicycle in the country without a helmet, but being nude can be legal in some situations.

Police said that the man did not receive a fine for indecent exposure because he didn’t deliberately expose his private parts in public.

Although the cyclist was under the influence of alcohol as well, he was not charged with driving under the influence as there is no against driving a bike while drunk.