Thursday, December 4, 2014

DUI In A Chair...!

I reckon there will always be folks that will test the limits of some laws.

Sometimes I believe folks ar crazy enough to try just about anything. I'm sure you know someone like this guy!

The La-Z-Boy Lounge Chair

Photo credit: Dennis LeRoy Anderson

Dennis LeRoy Anderson, in his early sixties, converted a La-Z-Boy lounge chair into a motorized vehicle complete with steering wheel, stereo, cup holders, and headlights. He even slapped on a power antenna and a “Hell Yeah It’s Fast” bumper sticker. The 8-horsepower Kohler lawnmower engine gave it a top speed of 30 kilometers (20 mi) per hour, just fast enough to make it a menace when Anderson drove it drunk through Minneapolis one August night.

After drinking at home and in a bar until his blood alcohol content was 0.29 (more than three times the legal driving limit in Minnesota), Anderson crashed his decked-out La-Z-Boy into a parked car. He failed a field sobriety test, and police discovered that his license had been revoked for an earlier DWI conviction.

Anderson pleaded guilty in court to driving while intoxicated. The sentence: six months and a fine of $2,000. But the jail time and $1,000 of the fine were stayed upon Anderson’s successful completion of two years of supervised probation on certain conditions. The La-Z-Boy lounge chair was impounded and sold at police auction.

All I can do after a story like this is to shake my head in wonder. Scary world out there, folks!

Coffee out on the patio again this morning!


Rob said...

Talking in jail, "what are you in for?" "Drunk driving my chair..."

Mamahen said... there is an idea :))

linda m said...

What lengths people will go to for a drink. It is a clever idea tho. Something I would have expected to see on the TV show "Tool Time".

Chickenmom said...

They probably got him for no registration and no tail lights, too! Funny story, Mr. Hermit! I'll bring fresh corn muffins for all.

texasann said...

Bubba - I can't wait until Billy Bob sees this one!

Hugs -

JO said...

I guess we never have seen it all have we. haha, We had a guy riding his golf cart on the free way one time of course he was drunk. I guess the liquor gives them falls sense of I'm to clever.

Raining here so patio at your place it is and that is never a bad thing.

HermitJim said...

Hey Rob...
Would make for some interesting jail house talk, wouldn't it?

Thanks for coming over today!

Hey Mamahen...
Gonna build ya one?

Thanks for dropping in today!

Hey Linda M...
Guess some folks have way too much time on their hands!

Thanks for dropping by today!

Hey Phyllis...
There would be no end to the violations here, I'm afraid!

Thanks for the visit today!

Hey Sis...
Right up his alley, isn't it?

Thanks for coming by this morning!

Hey Jo...
Never ceases to amaze me what folks will come up with!

Thanks, sweetie, for dropping in today!

Sixbears said...

Is there anything one can do with a powered chair than get into a drunken accident? I mean, what's the logic from the get go?

Cool and windy today, but finally have some sun.