Lounge Chair DWI

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.


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  • by B Location: NC on Oct 22, 2009 at 04:47 PM
    Instead of helping the old guy home, they have to be billy bad a55!!!!!!!!!
  • by LW Location: Greenville on Oct 22, 2009 at 02:02 PM
    Now that is FUNNY. It,s time to see some funny news. Sounds like he had a nice "set up". LOL GIT-R-DONE!
  • by nice Location: Greenville on Oct 22, 2009 at 12:28 PM
    This is the best story I've read in a long time. Thanks so much for the laugh. I just hate that i couldn't have been there to see it.
  • by you Location: Greenvillle on Oct 22, 2009 at 10:00 AM
    Now THAT's how you do it right there!!!!
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