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joy ride

n. Slang
1. A ride taken for fun and often for the thrills provided by reckless driving.
2. A hazardous, reckless, often costly venture.

joy′-ride′ v.
joy rider n.
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JOY RIDER Frankie Dettori wins the Derby on Golden Horn
The penalties announced include prison sentences of not less than six months and fines of not less than SR 5,000 for every joy rider causing injury, in addition to a one-year sentence and not less than SR 10,000 fine if death is caused, besides the confiscation of the vehicle and legal proceedings against the offender.
A DRUNK joy rider who drove off in an ambulance - while the driver was on an emergency call saving a man's life - has been jailed.
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But if you're sorry for them, spare a thought for Holly Oakes, Eileen Dover, Hazel Nut, Joy Rider, Li ly Pond, Anita Bath, Candy Barr and Kerry Oakey.
It had names like Ben Dover, Anna Sassin, Pete Sake, Rusty Pipes, Rhoda Broom, Joy Rider, Justin Case, John Thomas Willy, Sandy Beach, Pat Fenis, Eva Faithful, Bonk Register, Booby Ogle and Wiggy Piggy.
Shirley Caswell from Kidderminster, with her daughter Melanie's picture in a locket AW241006CRASH-4' Above, Hitch Hiker Left, Baby on Board Below, Joy Rider
A DRUNK joy rider who drove off in an ambulance rapid response vehicle - while the driver was on an emergency call saving a man's life - will be sentenced at the crown court next month.
RATING: 8/10 - Joy Rider Heavy Rain (PS3) ANOTHER potboiler which draws you in from the beginning and spits you out drained physically and emotionally at the end.
WHILE Des Taviner (Paul Usher) catches PC Kerry Young (Beth Cordingly) and sergeant Dale Smith (Alex Wilkinshaw) in a passionate clinch in the back of their police car, a joy rider takes off in his patrol car.