The man made famous on the Web for his rendition of “Bohemian Rhapsody” in the back of a Royal Canadian Mounted Police car had his court appearance yesterday. He made his appearance in none other than a Viking hat, sunglasses and a NASA “I need my space” T-shirt. Robert Wilkinson, 29 years old of Edson, Alberta, represented himself in front of a judge and was convicted of impaired driving and refusing a blood-alcohol-level test.
He was fined $1,400 and had his license suspended for one year. There was no fine for his drunk singing though. Take a listen.
The Canadian first drew attention when, allegedly drunk, he was arrested and put in the back of a RCMP cruiser, where he was recorded belting out the Queen hit. The officer chose not to interrupt him, although he does say at one point “Calm down,” to which Wilkinson replies, “I can’t.”
The video was sent to Wilkinson as evidence, and friends encouraged him to put it on YouTube. The rest is Internet history.