You don’t have to be driving a car to be charged with a OVI/DUI. This crazy story is making headlines around the country solely because of the unique way this drunk driver chose to make it home. Earlier this month a Newark Ohio man was pulled over (if you can call it that) for driving his modified bar stool while drunk.
Kile Wygle crashed his motorized bar stool on his way home from, you guessed it, the bar. Apparently police received a call of a crash “with injuries” and responded to find this unique contraption built from a lawnmower motor and a bar stool. Wygle was treated and released for minor injuries but now faces charges for OVI.
Apparently Wygle readily admitted to drinking 15 beers that night and then jumping on his moto-stool to get himself home. Apparently this creation can travel up to 38 miles per hour.
Needless to say, after 15 beers Wygle was over the .08% legal limit and considered legally drunk. It is not clear if he thought driving this vehicle would be okay since it wasn’t a car or if he simply didn’t care either way.
OVI charges in Ohio are quite common and affect people from all walks of life. More than likely if you are facing OVI/DUI charges you were pulled over while in your car or SUV. But, if you were on your bar stool, lawnmower, or golf cart, we may be able to help as well.
The consequences for this type of offense can be pretty serious. For a first time OVI conviction you could be facing 3-180 days in jail, $200-$1,000 in fines, and a driver’s license suspension of from 6 months to 3 years. You need all the help you can get in a time like this. Call today for a consultation on your case.