College Student Replaces Her Car With a Barbie Jeep After Getting a DUI (PHOTO)

barbie jeepGetting a DUI is no laughing matter -- but what one college girl did after she got a DUI is actually pretty hilarious: Instead of walking or riding a bike, 20-year-old Tara Monroe bought herself a pink Barbie Jeep to tool around the campus of Texas State University. Yup, just like the one you had when you were 6!


Monroe is a junior at TSU majoring in industrial engineering, so she must be pretty smart -- but she apparently likes to have a good time, too, because she got the DUI on the way home from a Waka Flocka concert when she refused to take a breathalyzer test (why bother refusing when you're just gonna get a DUI anyway?).

Her license was immediately suspended, which left Monroe in a bit of a pickle: How to get around the sprawling campus? Surely she couldn't be expected to walk, and in her words, "riding a bike around campus sucks ... like really sucks." So what was Monroe to do? Hoverboards are expensive, and nobody Rollerblades anymore!

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Monroe purchased a $60 Jeep from a little girl named Charlene, presumably because she outgrew the vehicle. Charlene was naturally pretty confused when Monroe and her crew rolled up to buy her old set of wheels:

"When we drove up to buy it, Charlene asked where the little one was to test-drive it, to which I replied, 'I am the little one,'" said Monroe, who named the car "Charlene" in the little girl's honor. (Don't worry, Charlene, life isn't always this confusing. Oh wait, yes it is.)

So now, Monroe is free to speed around her campus in comfort, except not really, because the Jeep only goes 5 mph and she can't really be very comfortable at all with her legs all folded up like this:

At least Monroe is giving everybody around her a good laugh, and no doubt learning a hard lesson in the process. She's not gonna want to get another DUI after this! And it's good to see that she doesn't take herself too seriously. As she put it:

Most people don’t find the things me and my friends do very funny, just immature, so I didn’t expect to get this big of a reaction. This is the best way I could have gotten my 15 minutes of fame. Basically, it was the best decision I’ve made in college yet.

Well, you've still got a couple of years left, Tara! Here's to making even better decisions in the future.


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