November 10, 2008 / 4:00 PM / 9 years ago

German teen takes a nap on the motorway

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BERLIN (Reuters Life!) - An intoxicated 17-year old German, who got lost walking home from a party, fell asleep on the hard shoulder of a busy motorway where cars were traveling at over 160 kph (100 mph), police in Bavaria said on Monday.

The teenager, who had a blood-alcohol content three times above the legal limit for motorists, was found slumbering peacefully on the edge of the dual-carriageway after motorists called to report a man staggering on the side of the road.

The teen, who faces a stiff fine, told police he got lost on his way home and just got tired. They brought him home.

"His mum was not impressed to see him come home in a police car," police spokesman Peter Grimm told Reuters.

Reporting by Josie Cox

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