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‘Intoxicated’ NB men go through McDonald’s drive-thru on a sofa

A 24-hour drive-thru sign outside a McDonald's restaurant.
Two New Brunswick men have been arrested after allegedly going through a McDonald's drive-thru on a couch. Lars Hagberg/The Canadian Press

Two New Brunswick men have been arrested after allegedly going through a McDonald’s drive-thru on a couch.

Miramichi police said an officer spotted the couch, being towed behind an ATV, at 3:19 a.m. Thursday in the drive-thru.

“And when (the officer) put his lights on, of course he took off, the four-wheeler did, with the sofa still attached. But he left his two passengers from the sofa at the drive-thru,” Cpl. Lorri McEachern said Friday.

“The two passengers from the sofa, or the couch, or whatever you want to call it, were intoxicated.”

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The driver raced through the parking lot, across the highway and onto the frozen Miramichi River, still towing the couch through much of his escape, she said.

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“He got away, but they got the four-wheeler later on that day and seized the four-wheeler, so now they just have to locate the driver,” she said.

Two local men, aged 28 and 39, will face yet-to-be-determined charges.

McEachern said it is illegal to tow a couch through a drive-thru, but the two men were wearing helmets.

“So obviously safety was somewhat important,” noted McEachern.