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      03-30-2009 05:07 PM #1
      Man on motorized barstool gets drunk driving charge
      Monday, March 30, 2009
      By Randy Ludlow
      THE COLUMBUS DISPATCH

      NEWARK, Ohio -- Police say a Newark man had one too many for the road when he buzzed down a city street -- aboard a motorized barstool.

      Kile Wygle, 28, was charged with driving under the influence of alcohol and driving while under suspension after police were called March 4 to assist paramedics tending to a wounded man.

      Wygle was injured when he attempted to make a U-turn on his motorized barstool and crashed in the street near his home on Kelley Lane, police said.

      According to a report by Officer Michael Trotter, Wygle told him that his homemade contraption can hit 38 mph, but that he was only traveling about 20 mph when he wrecked the evening of March 4.

      At Licking Memorial Hospital, where Wygle was treated for minor injuries, he chuckled about his barstool and told Trotter that he had "more like 15" beers prior to the wreck. Wygle refused to take a blood-alcohol test.

      Wygle has pleaded not guilty and requested a jury trial in Newark Municipal Court.

      The man's unusual mode of transportation consisted of a metal bar stool with padded seat welded to a frame that also contained a five-horsepower motorcycle engine that operated a chain drive attached to a rear wheel. A lawn mower steering wheel turned the front wheels.

      http://www.dispatch.com/live/c...d=101


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      03-30-2009 05:08 PM #2
      Only in Nerk.
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      03-30-2009 05:10 PM #3
      That is awesome.

    4. 03-30-2009 05:11 PM #4
      someone here in columbia has one of those.. saw it while tailgating during football season. Must be a midwest thing

      actually now that I think about it I saw a motorized cooler, not a barstool.


      Modified by JayDiv at 2:12 PM 3-30-2009


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      03-30-2009 05:15 PM #5
      That is hilarious! He gets an A+ in my book for coming up with such a contraption!

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      03-30-2009 05:17 PM #6
      Aren't you required to be driving those things drunk? Maybe they meant "DWI," as in "driving without intoxication." Seriously, it's not like you are a big threat to society riding one of these sloshed.


      Good on him for the balls of saying "nah, I had more like 15 beers" too.


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      03-30-2009 05:26 PM #7
      That's nothing.

      My buddy's younger brother managed to fasten a picnic table to a riding lawnmower. They cut a hole in the middle of the table where the driver stuck out and everyone just sat on the table like normal while he drove down the road. This was out if farm country so they weren't really bothering anyone.


    8. 03-30-2009 05:29 PM #8
      that man deserves a bagel
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      03-30-2009 06:14 PM #9
      in CT you can get DUI for being drunk on a bicycle
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      03-30-2009 06:31 PM #10
      Quote, originally posted by peoples_car »
      that man deserves a bagel

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      03-30-2009 06:47 PM #11
      Quote, originally posted by Vrucizzy »
      That's nothing.

      My buddy's younger brother managed to fasten a picnic table to a riding lawnmower. They cut a hole in the middle of the table where the driver stuck out and everyone just sat on the table like normal while he drove down the road. This was out if farm country so they weren't really bothering anyone.

      I see your motorized picnic table and raise you an 87mph office desk:

      and a V8 sofa:


      That article is written like they've never heard of a motorized bar stool before


      Modified by MikkiJayne at 3:48 PM 3/30/2009

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      03-31-2009 01:40 PM #12
      Somehow, I'm not surprised that this happened in Nerk.

      God I love redneck engineering.


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      03-31-2009 01:43 PM #13
      I wonder if he just drives right up to the bar to order his drink. I mean, he already has a seat!

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      03-31-2009 01:47 PM #14
      Ok, this is just awesome. I usually disagree with DUIs, but this is hilarious.

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      03-31-2009 01:50 PM #15
      can it really get to 38 mph ?

      people have gotten DUIs for mowing their lawn drunk.....

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      03-31-2009 01:51 PM #16
      Quote, originally posted by Slayer »
      in CT you can get DUI for being drunk on a bicycle

      OR too, and they can take points off your license.


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      03-31-2009 04:33 PM #17
      In Ohio, there are two offenses that can lose you points on your license, while on a bicycle.

      OVI (Operating a Vehicle under the Influence) and vehicular homicide.

      Everything else, zero points.

      I will admit, I've tried to get a speeding ticket on my bicycle. I've actually done 27.6 in a 25, but documented proof of speeding would be nice.


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      03-31-2009 04:37 PM #18
      Quote, originally posted by bhtooefr »
      In Ohio, there are two offenses that can lose you points on your license, while on a bicycle.

      OVI (Operating a Vehicle under the Influence) and vehicular homicide.

      Everything else, zero points.

      I will admit, I've tried to get a speeding ticket on my bicycle. I've actually done 27.6 in a 25, but documented proof of speeding would be nice.

      lol


    19. 03-31-2009 04:49 PM #19
      Doesn't getting DUI while not on motorized equipment really defeat the spirit of the law?

      Theoretically you could injure someone while running home drunk, but where does the madness end?


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      03-31-2009 04:55 PM #20
      Quote, originally posted by Cerebral Provocation »
      Theoretically you could injure someone while running home drunk, but where does the madness end?

      That's what public drunkeness laws are for. Apparently to be drunk, there must be a fixed roof over your head.


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      03-31-2009 05:22 PM #21
      Quote, originally posted by Cerebral Provocation »
      Doesn't getting DUI while not on motorized equipment really defeat the spirit of the law?

      Theoretically you could injure someone while running home drunk, but where does the madness end?

      Note that in Ohio, "DUI" and "DWI" are not the correct terms - Operating a Vehicle under the Influence is. And, actually, I believe OMVI (Operating a Motor Vehicle under the Influence) is a separate offense.

      And a bicycle is clearly defined as a vehicle.


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      03-31-2009 10:25 PM #22
      This is on my local (Philadelphia) news right now.
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