Thursday, October 22, 2009

You Can't Keep a Good Souse Down


The following article appeared in the Duluth News Tribune:

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.


Let the good times roll!

25 comments:

the walking man said...

I wonder what times it runs the quarter mile in. I hate to say it but that chair just looks so typical of the America of today.

Wanderlust Scarlett said...

I can't stop laughing long enough to come up with a witty comment.

Really? Really?

*laugh*


WOW.

Did he get a ticket for operating an unlicensed vehicle as well?


Scarlett & Viaggiatore

heartinsanfrancisco said...

Mark,

I just thought it was hilarious. I didn't even try to write about the incident in my own words because I couldn't have made it any funnier.

Scarlett,

That's a great point! I'm also impressed with his ingenuity, even if it was fueled by regularly consuming 8 or 9 beers.

secret agent woman said...

Wow. Just wow.

Jo said...

Thank you for the best chuckle I have had all day.

"His attorney, David Keegan, did not immediately return a call for comment." He's probably hiding in embarrassment.

heartinsanfrancisco said...

Agent,

I know. Just when you think you've heard it all.

Jo,

You know it's bad when your defense attorney is embarrassed.

Warty Mammal said...

This is what happens when people can't afford RVs.

heartinsanfrancisco said...

Warts,

Because they spent all their money on beer.

nick said...

Not so much La-Z-Boy, more Cra-Z-Boy?

heartinsanfrancisco said...

Nick,

Laughing out loud here. That would have been a good title to this post if I had thought of it.

littlepea said...

You know what though? I kinda want one of those....

heartinsanfrancisco said...

Sweet Pea,

I am charmed by the stereo and cup holders, but hate beer. I'd have to improvise.

Unknown Mami said...

Pretty funny! Do helmet laws apply to lazy boys.

yinyang said...

Wow... .29 BAC. So that's how drunk you have to be to run into a parked car. Geeze.

heartinsanfrancisco said...

Mami,

Apparently they should. Who knew? Of course in this case, his brain is obviously his least vulnerable spot.

Thank you for your visit, especially since we're neighbors.

Yinyang,

So I guess just short of that amount is safe. Good to know.

Meggie said...

I am sitting here laughing at this. I rather admire it, although I do not condone driving a chair while drunk!

heartinsanfrancisco said...

Meggie,

Yes, it violates the drunk chair-driving laws.

Pamela said...

You know, when I first looked at the photo and didn't read the story, I thought it was a lounger type version of those sex chairs for women. Hmm... wonder what's on my mind?

heartinsanfrancisco said...

Pamela,

Well, now you really must tell us more. I've never heard of sex chairs for women. Why am I always the last to know?

Jocelyn said...

You wondered, immediately upon reading this story, if it was my husband, right?

Had it been about a woman, I think we both know who'd have been at the "wheel." This here Duluthian.

heartinsanfrancisco said...

Jocelyn,

I did note that the incident took place in Duluth and thought of you. And that's all I'm going to say about that.

witnessing am i said...

I really dig the look of this -- with the squiggly little blue lines. Very cool.

heartinsanfrancisco said...

David,

I guess we know what to get you for Christmas, then. Beer sold separately.

mrwriteon said...

Not only a drunk, also pathologically lazy. What a combo.

heartinsanfrancisco said...

Ian,

I suspect it's a not uncommon combination of traits, but this fellow glorifies it.