Man Pleads Guilty in Recliner DWI

Oct 27, 2009

After our last story on drunk driving laws, this seemed too good to pass up.


A Duluth, Minnesota man has pleaded guilty to driving a motorized La-Z-Boy armchair while under the influence of alcohol in August of 2008, according to the Duluth News Tribune62-year-old Dennis LeRoy Anderson told local police that he was driving home on his chair from a bar after drinking eight or nine beers.


Prosecutors in the case say that Anderson’s blood alcohol content was 0.29, more than three times the legal limit.  He crashed into a parked car on his way home, but was not seriously injured.


The home-modified armchair was powered by a converted lawnmower engine and chassis, and even has a stereo and cupholders.


Sixth Judicial District Jude Heather Sweetland stayed the penalty of 180 days in jail Monday, and instead sentenced Anderson to two years of probation.