Man charged with DWI after crashing his motorized La-Z-Boy armchair

A man from Duluth, Minnesota, has pled guilty to drunk driving (DWI) after crashing his motorized La-Z-Boy armchair into a parked car.

62 year old Dennis LeRoy Anderson told police at the scene of the accident that he left a bar in Proctor, Minnesota after drinking 8 or 9 beers. He was driving his motorized La-Z-Boy armchair along the street towards his home when he crashed into a car parked on the side of the road.

Anderson was not seriously hurt in the August 2008 accident, but prosecutors say his blood alcohol content at the time was 0.29, which is more than three times the legal limit in Minnesota. On Monday he was sentenced to 180 days in jail and 2 years probation.

Anderson’s La-Z-Boy was heavily modified, powered by a converted lawn mower. The ‘vehicle’ was even equipped with headlights, a CD player, speakers and beer cup holders. Sweet ride.