Vera Baxter’s UGG boot (a fashion crime in and of itself) got caught under the brake pedal of her car as she was driving in Manchester, causing her to swerve out of the way of a police patrol car and headlong into an on-coming vehicle. Ms Baxter managed to pull herself – and both boots – out of the wreckage, and the driver of the other car escaped with a case of whiplash. Baxter was charged with dangerous driving, banned from the road for 4 months and fined £350. The presiding judge reasoned that the risk posed by her unsuitable footwear was ‘entirely foreseeable’. Unsuitable and hideous.
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