Falling off a barstool doesn’t normally warrant a DUI, but if the stool is mounted to four wheels and an engine rather than a barroom floor, all bets are off just ask Kile Wygle of Newark, Ohio.
Wygle’s troubles began after a joyride on a homemade motorized barstool went awry and Newark police, responding to a report of a crash with injuries, found that Wygle, 28, had fallen off the stool while attempting to make a U-turn, the Newark Advocate reported. It didn’t help that Wygle reportedly drank 15 beers before hopping on the stool and hitting the open road.
The red vinyl stool, which Wygle said could reach 38 mph, was powered by a 5-hp, chain-drive motorcycle engine connected to lawnmower tires and controlled by a lawnmower steering wheel, according to Discovermagazine.com (click HERE to read about how the vehicle works and to see a picture).
Wygle, who will go on trial later this month, faces charges of driving under the influence and driving under suspension.