The 'How Not to Do It' Award Goes to a Drifter from Pskov Oblast

In a bizarre twist of events that could only be described as a blend of folly and ambition, a driver from Pskov Oblast has earned himself the dubious distinction of receiving the “How Not to Do It” Award. His misadventure? Drifting on the frozen river ice, leading to a rather chilly and wet conclusion.

The incident unfolded on a local river near the village of Ustye, where our intrepid driver decided to put on a show. Armed with his trusty all-wheel-drive Audi A4 Quattro, the goal was simple: create a sensational video for social media. It seems, however, that physics had other plans.

As the family of the driver watched from the safety of the shore, recording the antics, the ice beneath the vehicle gave way. In what can only be described as a scene straight out of a slapstick comedy, the Audi, along with its over-enthusiastic driver, plunged into the icy waters. The driver, who was presumably aiming for internet fame, captured the entire fiasco from inside the car.

While the driver managed to escape unharmed, his vehicle wasn’t as lucky. The Audi, now more of a submarine than a car, was a total loss. Onlookers were left in a state of shock, disbelief, and, admittedly, a bit of amusement.

This incident serves as a reminder of the perils of chasing viral fame. It also highlights the importance of respecting nature’s limits, especially when they’re as clear as ice. In the end, the driver did achieve viral fame, but perhaps not in the way he intended.

So, let this be a lesson to all would-be social media stars: when it comes to stunts, especially those involving frozen bodies of water, it’s better to chill out and think twice. After all, you don’t want to end up with the “How Not to Do It” Award, do you?

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