Texas University Student Drives Barbie Jeep After DWI Arrest

Texas University Student Drives Barbie Jeep After DWI Arrest

20-year-old Tara Monroe, a Texas State University junior, recently had her drivers license automatically suspended for refusing to take a breathalyzer test during a DWI stop.

Her dad came to campus to take her vehicle away shortly after and left her with only a bike and her own two feet.

“Riding a bike around campus sucks. Like really sucks,” Monroe told the San Antonio Express-News.

However, she still managed to find a way to get around on four wheels.

After her run-in with the law, Monroe took to Craigslist and found a 12-volt battery Barbie Jeep for $60.

But the toy vehicle’s previous owner, a girl named Charlene, wasn’t sure what to make of it all when Monroe went to pick up her new hot pink ride. Monroe said Charlene asked where the “little one” was to test drive it.

“I am the little one,” Monroe told Charlene.

Many people around Texas State University in San Marcos, Texas, have taken note of the now-famous Barbie Jeep and have posted images of it parked in actual parking spaces around campus.

Monroe seems to be satisfied with her new set of wheels.

“It goes pretty fast when it’s just me, so I usually make them walk behind me like parents taking their kid out to play,” she said, referring to her friends. 

Monroe said this is the best way she could have gotten her 15 minutes of fame — saying it’s her best decision in college so far.

“I’m just happy everyone thinks this is so hilarious,” Monroe added.

Monroe turns 21 and can legally drink in November.

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