Thursday, October 22, 2009
Drunken Imbecile Drives Motorized L-Z-Boy Home From Bar and Crashes Into Parked Car
Man pleads guilty to DWI in motorized La-Z-Boy
Oct 22 2009
A motorized La-Z-Boy chair driven by Dennis Anderson of Proctor was operating when he hit a parked vehicle in August of 2008. Anderson pleaded...
(AP Photo/Proctor Police Department via Duluth News Trubune)
A motorized La-Z-Boy chair driven by Dennis Anderson of Proctor was operating when he hit a parked vehicle in August of 2008. Anderson pleaded guilty to a DWI charge on Monday, Oct. 20, 2009.
DULUTH, Minn.— A Minnesota man has pleaded guilty to driving his motorized La-Z-Boy chair while drunk. A criminal complaint says 62-year-old Dennis LeRoy Anderson told police he left a bar in the northern Minnesota town of Proctor on his chair after drinking eight or nine beers.
Prosecutors say Anderson's blood alcohol content was 0.29, more than three times the legal limit, when he crashed into a parked vehicle in August 2008. He was not seriously injured.
Police said the chair was powered by a converted lawnmower and had a stereo and cup holders.
Sixth Judicial District Judge Heather Sweetland stayed 180 days of jail time Monday and ordered two years of probation for Anderson. His attorney, David Keegan, did not immediately return a call for comment.
Information from: Duluth News Tribune, http://www.duluthsuperior.com