x Abu Dhabi, UAE Thursday 20 July 2017

Student stunt writes off Mini

BRISTOL // A student in Bristol, England has written-off his Mini as he tried to recreate a scene from The Italian Job. The 1960s film features original Minis driving down a flight of steps outside a church in Turin, Italy as Michael Caine and his companions attempt to evade the Italian police after stealing a consignment of gold. Alex Fiallos, who is a first year student at the University of Bristol, ruptured the radiator of his car and caused the two front airbags to inflate when he attempted to drive his Mini up a set of stairs at the university's Wills Hall. The student has been fined £115 (Dh660) and banned from driving for 12 months.