When Tara Monroe was arrested on March 4, 2015, on DWI charges, she probably never expected she’d have to resort to getting around campus like this.
The 20-year-old industrial engineering major at Texas State University had her license suspended after refusing to take a breathalyzer test following a rap concert.
Although her dad left her with a bicycle to get around, she went her own route and purchased a $60 pink Barbie Jeep off Craigslist.
“This is the best way I could have gotten my fifteen minutes of fame,” she told My San Antonio. “Basically, it was the best decision I’ve made in college, yet…”
The little 12-volt battery toy car gets her anywhere she needs to go at 5 mph.
“It goes pretty fast when it’s just me, so I usually make them (her friends) walk behind me like parents taking their kid out to play,” she said. “I’m just happy everyone thinks this is so hilarious.”