By Associated Press
MOSCOW, Idaho - A carnival worker who hit a telephone pole with his SUV blamed the crash on two friends having sex in the back seat.
Joshua D. Frank, who had been living on the Latah County Fairgrounds, pleaded guilty Monday to a misdemeanor charge of failing to notify a police officer of a traffic accident. He was fined $188.
Frank told Moscow police he was driving near downtown early Saturday while a man and woman were having sex in the rear of the vehicle. According to a probable cause affidavit, he said the movement caused the SUV to become "tippy" and he lost control of it.
Moscow. Carnival workers. Sex in a moving vehicle. Three great ingredients for a story. We’re picturing a car chase going by the Kremlin with James Bond sexing up a gypsy woman as he switches gears in his Astin Martin. Nyet. It was in Idaho. And some dude’s friends were copulating in the backseat. He bumped into a telephone pole because his friends wild bucking and thrashing got his SUV all loose-y goose-y. We’re guessing that his eyes were squarely on his rearview instead of the road. It could have been worse. NBA player Eddie Griffin once got in a car wreck while beating off to a porn DVD while driving his Escalade in a grocery store parking lot. His fine was $375 or double what Joshua Frank paid. That sounds about right.