UPDATED: Â We can confirm what the NZ Herald could not
Some people are just retarded.
â€” Ashley Thompson (@ash_thompson88) November 20, 2014
A woman caught sitting on a jet ski as it was towed by a truck along an Auckland motorway has been labelled careless and stupid.
The over-enthusiastic jet skier was snapped in a photo by a passing motorist on the North-Western motorway in the area of the inner-city suburb of Newton – where other vehicles passing her could reach speeds of 100 kmh.
The photo has become a viral hit online.
Police spokeswoman Noreen Hegarty rebuked the woman for her life-threatening stunt. ”Stupidity on the roads causes heartbreaks in homes,” she said.
She said the woman and the driver were committing a traffic offence. If police track them down, they risk penalties for dangerous driving and having an unrestrained passenger in tow.
Hegarty said it was unclear when the offending occurred despite the photo going viral last week.
She said police were asking people to come forward and identify the woman.