Teen Lights Driver's Armpit Hair on Fire & Causes Major Crash

Cigarette LighterNow in Teenagers Acting Like Idiots News ... 18-year-old Tristan Meyers crashed his SUV around 5:30 A.M. on Sunday, after his 17-year-old passenger lit his armpit hair on fire with a pocket lighter.

The Idaho teens were goofing around when Meyers lost control of the Ford Bronco, rolling it off the road. The boys, along with two female backseat passengers, aged 15 and 16, were not wearing their seat belts.


The boys remained in the vehicle, but the girls were thrown, and through some miracle, none had to be treated for anything other than minor injuries. Thank God no other cars were involved in the crash.

Initially they tried to tell law enforcement officers that Meyers had swerved to avoid hitting an animal in the road, but the Ada County Sheriff's Department uncovered the truth after talking to all four of the teens.

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Meyers was ticketed for inattentive driving after deputies reported that he had been speeding and driving erratically before the crash. His passenger was cited for "interfering with the driver's safe operation of a vehicle." Yup, lighting the driver's armpit hair on fire would definitely compromise his ability to drive safely.

What could these kids possibly have been thinking? Thank God they're OK, and let's just hope they learned a very valuable lesson -- don't light the driver on fire if you want to reach your destination safely.

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