A woman who caused a two-car crash was shaving her bikini line when she ploughed into another vehicle.

Megan Mariah Barnes, 37, had asked her ex-husband to steer while she tidied up her pubic hair when they smashed into the back of a pick-up on a Florida highway.

Barnes was meeting her boyfriend in Key West and wanted to be "ready for the visit", according to news service CBS.

Members of the Florida Highway Patrol told the media Barnes and her ex, Charles Judy, allegedly drove another half-mile before switching seats. When they were pulled over, Judy claimed to have been driving.

However an eagle-eyed traffic cop spotted tell-tale burns on his chest from the passenger-side airbag, which disproved their story.

Barnes had been driving with a suspended license, just a day after being convicted of drunk-driving, CBS reports. She now faces charges of reckless driving, driving with a revoked license, leaving the scene of a crash with injuries and driving with no insurance.

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