I didn't realize DWI statutes applied to motorized recliners. Maybe Mr. Anderson should have argued for the rule of lenity.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.
Mr. Anderson's chair is pictured to the right. I wonder if it's in the impound lot right now.