Where to start? That’s just how Adelaide police must have felt after pulling over an old Holden sedan in the suburb of Gilles Plains in the city’s north on Monday.

For one thing the police noticed that the man had been operating the automobile without a steering wheel. He had instead fastened a pair of pliers to the steering column which obviously wasn’t working very well for him.

Although, another reason why the as of yet unidentified 38-year-old, might have been driving so badly became apparent to the constabulary after a quick alcohol and drug test. The man tested positive for both cannabis and meth amphetamine usage.

To make matters even worse for the gentleman in question; the car was both unregistered and uninsured, his drivers license was disqualified and he was found to be breaching his outstanding terms of bail – quite possibility in more ways than one.

And, perhaps to place the dud cherry on top of the shit sundae that is this guy’s life, police suspect that he and his beat up old Holden may have been involved in an hit and run incident earlier in the day.

It’s good to know that even while Australia’s national sporting teams are in veritable disarray, its politicians are busy behaving like monosyllabic children and its musicians, writers and artists are starved of both funds and support there are still heroes out there for children to look up to.

No, I’m not talking about the fine men and women of the various state police forces. I’m talking about our anonymous, 38-year-old friend – the very embodiment of the old, Aussie larrikin spirit.

Sure, he broke a lot of so called ‘laws’ and in the process will no doubt wind up in prison (for a long, LONG time).

I’m sure old mate did it all with a smile on his face and a song in his heart… Although, come to think of it, that probably had something to do with all the drugs he was on at the time.

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