SEE IT: Texas college student drives Barbie Jeep around campus after DWI arrest BY Meg Wagner NEW YORK DAILY NEWS Thursday, September 3, 2015, 2:07 PM A A A Share this URL Courtesy Tara Monroe Texas State University student Tara Monroe started driving a Barbie Jeep after her drivers licensewas suspended. Barbie girl isn’t letting a DWI ruin her Barbie world. A Texas State University student whose driver’s license was suspended for DWI has found a new way to get around: A pink Barbie Jeep. Industrial engineering junior Tara Monroe has become a celebrity on the San Marcos campus for scooting around in the plastic toy, which she named Charlene after its previous, toddler owner. Courtesy Tara Monroe The jeep, named Charlene after its previous owner, goes 5 mph. Delighted and possibly confused students have Instagrammed and Snapchatted photos of the 20-year-old cruising across campus in the kiddie-sized ride. Charlene can zoom up to 5 mph. “Most people don’t find the things me and my friends do very funny, just immature, so I didn’t expect to get this big of a reaction,” she told the San Antonio Express-News. “People who don’t know me are shocked, but my friends weren’t even surprised because I do stuff like this all the time.” Monroe started driving the tiny toy car after she lost the right to drive an adult-sized vehicle. While heading home from a Waka Flocka concert, she refused to take a breathalyzer test — a move that automatically suspended her license. Her dad drove to campus to strip her of her car, leaving her with only a bike to get around. “Riding a bike around campus sucks,” the 20-year-old said. “Like really sucks." Courtesy Tara Monroe Monroe bought the toy car for $60 on Craigslist. Fed up with pedaling, Monroe took to Craigslist to find the ride of her dreams — or at least the ride she was legally allowed to drive. She settled on a $60 bright pink kiddie Jeep. Its previous owner was a toddler driver named Charlene. Courtesy Tara Monroe 'It was the best decision I’ve made in college, yet,' Monroe said of her ride. “When we drove up to buy it, Charlene asked where the little one was to test drive it to which I replied, ‘I am the little one,’” Monroe said. The kiddie ride isn’t the most comfortable car for the 5-foot-3 20 year old, but Monroe said she’s having fun living life as “Barbie Jeep girl” and reliving her childhood on campus. “It was the best decision I’ve made in college, yet,” she said. Just don’t ask her if you can ride shotgun. “It goes pretty fast when it’s just me, so I usually make them (her friends) walk behind me like parents taking their kid out to play,” she said. Monroe likely hasn’t taken Charlene on any long-distance road trips, since her speed tops out at 5 mph. The pink Barbie Jeep will make an appearance at Monroe’s 21st birthday in November, tough. The birthday girl plans to hit the town in her sweet ride for a party every 5-year-old would be jealous of.