Alternative Transport Meets Barbie Jeep

Monroe and her Jeep, Charlene

Electric cars are all the rage right now, but does that include electric Barbie Jeeps?

“When Tara Monroe got a DWI in March, her dad thought taking away the keys to her car would keep her off the road.


Instead, she steered herself toward Internet fame by getting around campus, not on a bike or public transportation, but on a Barbie Jeep.

Monroe, 20, got an automatic DWI for refusing a breathalyzer test at a Wacka Flacka Flame show in San Antonio. Her father was so mad, he took away her keys and left her with only a bike, according to

She wasn’t happy.

“Riding a bike around campus sucks,” she told the website. “Like really sucks.”

Monroe, an industrial engineering junior, proved to be quite industrious by engineering a better alternative to biking.”

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