Saturday, October 24, 2009

Driving A La-Z-Boy While Intoxicated (DALWI)

STAR TRIBUNE -- The operator of a La-Z-Boy chair converted into a motorized vehicle -- complete with a stereo and cup holders (pictured above) -- has admitted that he crashed the piece of furniture after leaving a bar in Proctor, Minn., extremely drunk.

Dennis LeRoy Anderson, 61, of Proctor, pleaded guilty Monday to hopping on the chair on the night of Aug. 31, 2008, after visiting the Keyboard Lounge, then crashing into a more traditional vehicle in the parking lot. Anderson's blood-alcohol content was 0.29 percent, more than three times the legal limit for driving in Minnesota.

HT: J. Howe

9 Comments:

At 10/24/2009 2:01 PM, Blogger Michael said...

This seems total appropriate. He made a gas engine powered vehicle and drove drunk on public roads. DUI should be the least of his problems.

 
At 10/24/2009 3:32 PM, Anonymous geoih said...

I feel so much safer, now. Were they afraid he was going to hurt somebody? The enforcement of laws in the US has become ridiculous. The police are more interested in harassing citizens and plundering (I mean fining) their wealth, than providing any sort of service for their wages.

 
At 10/24/2009 4:09 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Every so often you read of folks getting a DUI on a lawn mower. It really is for their own safety, although its clearly possible that the chair could distract drivers causing an accident. The law is clear in most states that operating a vehicle while under the influence is the offense. Also folks in power wheelchairs do also get DUI arrests.
At a minimum pedestrians were at risk, as were parked cars.

 
At 10/24/2009 4:35 PM, Blogger Michael said...

The cops have been pretty silly with some DUI tickets. People on bicycles and horses getting tickets. Do the lose the right to operate a bike or car for the offence?

If you want to get messed up and drive a lawnmower around on your private property, fine.

But once you're operating a motor vehicle on public roads, you're fair game. Especially if you built the vehicle for the purpose of drunk driving.

 
At 10/24/2009 5:44 PM, Blogger QT said...

"If the women don't find you handsome, they should at least find you handy" - Red Green (aka Steve Smith)

 
At 10/24/2009 7:44 PM, Blogger Michael said...

Loved Red Green but I hope he doesn't set quality control and codes in Canada. I'd rather have Mag Ruffman encharge.

 
At 10/24/2009 9:23 PM, Anonymous American Delight said...

What I don't understand is why there's a lacrosse stick poking up into where your crotch would be if you sat down.

 
At 10/24/2009 9:38 PM, Blogger Michael said...

That would be the throttle, steering, and brake controls.

 
At 10/25/2009 2:40 AM, Blogger juandos said...

QT lays this nugget of wisdom on us: ""If the women don't find you handsome, they should at least find you handy" - Red Green"...

Ha! ha!

I always thought Red Green was hilarious!

Well we know that Dennis LeRoy Anderson wasn't from Canada...

How you may ask...

Well if one looks at his motorized recliner one can see that there is no Canadian Chrome on it...:-)

 

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