Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Drive your bar stoll home? Think again.

Bar Stool Man busted for DUI / drunk driving on homemade "vehicle"

DUI police arrested a man for drunk driving on a motorized bar stool.

Ohio man Kile Wygle, 28, crashed his bar stool near his Newark home earlier this month and called 911 due to his injuries. When an officer arrived and asked Wygle what happened, he answered, "I wrecked my bar stool." According to a Newark Police Division report, Wygle's homemade ride is powered by a Briggs & Stratton lawnmower engine.

Wygle noted that the bar stool could hit nearly 40 miles per hour, but that he was only going 20 when he wiped out late in the afternoon about four weeks ago. A witness told police that he spotted someone driving a "strange motorized machine" before the crash.

A drunk Wygle, who failed a series of DUI field sobriety tests, was charged with DUI and driving with a suspended license, misdemeanors.

His bar stool was not taken away.