We all know about the dangers of drinking and driving no matter what the vehicle is. This story is no exception. I saw this article on Yahoo! today and thought it is a great example on what NOT to do after you’ve had a few beers. You know, I’ve seen plenty of motorized coolers at NASCAR races; some were even gas powered. I don’t think I’ve ever seen a motorized bar stool; especially one with a wheelie bar.
NEWARK, Ohio – Authorities in Ohio say a man has been charged with drunken driving after crashing his motorized bar stool. Police in Newark, 30 miles east of Columbus, say when they responded to a report of a crash with injuries on March 4, they found a man who had wrecked a bar stool powered by a deconstructed lawn mower.
Twenty-eight-year Kile Wygle was hospitalized for minor injuries. Police say he was charged with operating a vehicle while intoxicated after he told an officer at the hospital that he had consumed 15 beers. Wygle told police his motorized bar stool can go up to 38 mph.
Wygle has pleaded not guilty and has requested a jury trial.