Although under the speed limit, he was over the drink limit. During a police interview at the hospital, he admitted to consuming "about fifteen beers." When numbers reach the double digits, it's hard to be exact.
The driver was issued a citation for operating a vehicle (classified as "all others") while intoxicated, and driving with a suspended license--presumably the motivation behind his motorized creation. He pleaded not guilty, preferring a jury trial. Demanding, in fact, a trial before his peers. (Those of you who drive motorized bar stools and other unconventional vehicles, watch your mailbox for a jury summons.)
If the 28-year-old inventor wants to drive a hybrid, he should consider modifying his bar stool to corner better--once he regains the right to operate a motorized vehicle on public roads.
"License To Spill"
"Hybrid vigor--or evolutionary dead end?"
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Submitted by: Mike Durthaler
Reference: Newark Advocate, Boston Globe