Beer, Motorized Barstool Land Man In Trouble

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A 28-year-old Ohio man was charged with driving under the influence after he crashed his barstool. The stool was powered by a lawn mower engine. He told police he was going about 20 mph — adding that he had consumed 15 beers. But he told a local TV reporter that he started drinking after the accident.

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A 28-year-old Ohio man was charged with driving under the influence after he crashed his barstool. The stool was perched atop a motor from a lawnmower, complete with steering wheel and was going about 20 miles an hour, he told police. Kile Wygle pleaded not guilty, but admitted he had, oh, 15 beers. He told a local TV reporter that he started drinking after he wrecked his bar stool.

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