A man faces charges after police said he crashed a motorized bar stool while under the influence of alcohol.
According to a news release issued Monday by police, the crash occurred on March 4 along Kelley Lane, located north of downtown Newark.
The release said that an officer was responding to an injury crash when he discovered that a motorized bar stool had been wrecked along the road. An investigation revealed that an intoxicated 28-year-old was operating the bar stool when he crashed, police said.
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According to court records obtained by 10TV News, Kile Wygle admitted to drinking about 15 beers before hopping on the bar stool and driving down the street, 10TV's Andy Hirsch reported.
Wygle apparently told police that the bar stool could reach speeds of 38 mph, but he said the contraption was only traveling 20 mph at the time of the crash.
He was issued a citation for OVI and driving under suspension, investigators said.
Wygle has pleaded not guilty to the charges.
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