In Arkansas, Flora Burkhart, 58, has a curious defense to hit and run. She was cited by police at her home after leaving the scene of an accident. When confronted about the flight, Burkhart explained that she did not think the damage was significant and could not stop because she had ice cream in the car that would melt.
After she hit a pickup truck from behind, she left the scene but was followed by other driver, Derek Parker. Each car sustained $500 in damages.
She was cited for leaving the scene of an accident and driving too closely to Parker’s vehicle. It could be worse. She could have claimed that she did not want her beer to get warm in her open container.
In another such case, we previously followed the alleged hit-and-run by former U.S. Commerce Secretary John Bryson. The police have decided not to charge Bryson, even though he did not have an ice cream. Bryson claims to have suffered a seizure in the accident.
Source: KSDK as first seen on Reddit.