Busted Canadian Who Belted "Bohemian Rhapsody" From Inside Police Cruiser Is Convicted, Sentenced

The tipsy Canadian arrestee who famously crooned Queen’s “Bohemian Rhapsody” from the back of a police cruiser has been convicted of impaired driving.

Robert Wilkinson, who served as his own lawyer, was fined $1400 and barred from driving for a year during his sentencing yesterday in an Alberta court.

The 30-year-old Wilkinson (pictured at right) was arrested last November and placed in the back seat of a Royal Canadian Mounted Police cruiser, where the karaoke enthusiast launched into a six-minute version of the rock classic (see above).

Wilkinson’s a capella performance was captured by a camera in the police car. After being provided the videotape in the course of discovery in his criminal case, Wilkinson uploaded the clip to YouTube so his friends could have some laughs.

In a Facebook post yesterday, Wilkinson wrote, “The system works.” However, in reply to a friend who noted that he had been “convicted,” Wilkinson stated, “Who has the right to say that? I am not convicted in my mind.”

Semantics aside, Wilkinson appears resigned to his driving ban. This morning he posted a Facebook photo showing an ice-caked bicycle with the caption, “Time to thaw out the bicycle.”