Drunk nurse blames Donald Trump for Macca’s road-rage meltdown that saw him menacingly bump his car into another vehicle in the drive-through
- A 63-year-old nurse rammed cars in front of him at a McDonald’s drive-through
- The court heard that the man bumped the car ahead of him at least a dozen times
- The drunk driver’s solicitor has argued that he was triggered by Donald Trump
- He necked back three glasses of wine before arriving at the McDonald’s
- The nurse pleaded guilty to three charges in Albury Local Court on Monday
An Australian nurse has blamed former US president Donald Trump for a road-rage incident where he rammed into a car a ‘dozen times’ in a McDonald’s drive-through.
The driver, 63, became impatient in the Albury, New South Wales, McDonald’s drive-thru and began to bump the car in front at 1.30pm on January 7.
The nurse pleaded guilty to three charges on Monday, including negligent driving, and driving under the influence in Albury Local Court.
A nurse pleaded guilty to all three charges after he bumped into the car ahead of him at Albury McDonald’s (pictured)
During the court proceedings it was revealed that the nurse had consumed three glasses of wine at the Commercial Club in Albury before he arrived at the nearby McDonald’s.
His defence solicitor Piers Blomfield argued that he had become angered after listening to Donald Trump during the US election before entering the McDonald’s.
While waiting in the line at the drive-through he became impatient and started revving the engine and yelling, ‘f***en hurry up, hurry up, hurry up,’ the Herald Sun reported.
He then proceeded to bump into the car ahead of him ‘at least a dozen times.’
The passengers of the car in front had become frightened and left the drive-through as soon as possible, according to court documents.
He attended the Albury Local Court (pictured) where he received an 18-month conditional release order without conviction
The car ahead then called police after recording his number plate.
Police then visited his Thurgoona home where he told them he ‘didn’t recall’ nudging the car in front of him.
They reported that the driver appeared to be affected by alcohol, had bloodshot eyes, slurred speech and was unsteady on his feet.
However, he believed the car in front was ‘actually causing a problem’ by driving too slowly, court documents revealed.
It was revealed that the driver had drunk three glasses of wine at the Commercial Club, Albury (pictured) before arriving at the McDonald’s
The nurse wiped his eyes as his solicitor argued that there were a number of contributing factors that lead to his outburst.
He said the driver had suffered PTSD from the decades working as a nurse and that he had gone to the Commercial Club after a disagreement with his work management.
The lawyer also noted that he was listening to the US election and was triggered by Donald Trump.
Magistrate Richard Funston said the nature of his offending was ‘very odd’ – but conceded many people took issue to the former president.
‘We all have issues at work and we all had problems with (former) President Trump, but you can’t go nudging someone a dozen times,’ he said.
The drunk driver’s defence solicitor said that he was listening to the US election and became angered by Donald Trump
‘Whatever combination of things that were happening that day, you snapped.’
He acknowledged the man’s lack of criminal history and the trauma from working as a nurse.
‘I’m taking a very unusual course today because you entered pleas of guilty and you’ve never been to court for anything like this before, and in nursing you must see some terrible things.’
He received an 18-month conditional release order without conviction.