'Drunk' officer kills five in crash
CHINESE authorities have arrested a police officer suspected of drunk driving after he crashed a vehicle and killed five people, setting off protests by local residents, media reports said yesterday.
The policeman in Runan county, in the poor central province of Henan, has been charged with "endangering public security by dangerous means" after crashing his police van into two street lamp poles, crushing five people to death.
'Wine snob' ghost smashes up cellar
A "WINE snob" ghost is lurking in the cellar of a pub, making its feelings known about the house wine, it has been claimed.
The ghost, named Corky by regulars at the Court Oak pub in Birmingham, appears to have strong opinions about the wine list. Manager Anne Tyler said smashed bottles of the house wine were discovered in the cellar until the selection was upgraded.
Car buyers' family misfortunes
CONSUMERS are finding they cannot even trust their own families when it comes to buying second-hand cars, according to a survey.
As many as 67pc of those who had bought a car from a relative had a bad experience, the poll by website Trusted Dealers found.
Naked driver wreaks havoc
A DRUNK and naked driver wreaked havoc in central Moscow, damaging 12 cars before being caught by police, according to Russian officials.
During the chase, the motorist nearly hit a school bus, rammed through a police vehicle and smashed several other cars before being caught. When police got him he was completely naked.
High-speed chase cop 'late for work'
A MIAMI police officer has been accused of driving at 120mph because he was late for his off-duty job working as security officer at a school.
The Florida Highway Patrol said officer Fausto Lopez was arrested at gunpoint after leading police on a brief high-speed chase.
Shepherds flock to Spanish capital
SPANISH shepherds led flocks of sheep through the streets of central Madrid yesterday in defence of ancient grazing, migration and droving rights threatened by urban sprawl and man-made frontiers.
Jesus Garzon, president of a shepherd's council established in 1273, said some 5,000 sheep and 60 cattle crossed the city to exercise the right to droving routes.