VIDEO: Man Charged with Drunken Driving on Motorized Bar Stool

An Ohio man is facing DUI charges after police say he zipped around on a motorized bar stool while intoxicated. Kile Wygle, 28, apparently built the device himself.

Motorized Bar Stool

The Motorized Bar Stool

Investigators say Wygle — who lives in Newark, Ohio — used the motorized bar stool to scoot around his neighborhood after throwing back a few too many. He crashed while out and about on the thing, which is powered by a motorcycle engine and controlled with a lawnmower steering wheel.

The motorized bar stool is said to go as fast as 38 miles per hour, though Wygle told police he was only going 20 when the wreck happened. He was taken to the hospital with minor injuries. Officers say he stated he’d had 15 beers before the crash, though he refused to take a blood-alcohol test.

Wygle pleaded not guilty to the charges and has requested a jury trial.

Motorized Bar Stool Video

The following video, from a Newark news station, goes into more detail about the incident and the nature of the charges.