Minn.'s 'DWI chair' sells for more than $10,000

AP News
Posted: Nov 06, 2009 2:26 PM

Operating a motorized recliner while drunk apparently drives up the chair's value. Police in northern Minnesota listed the "DWI chair" on eBay after the owner was arrested for driving it into a parked car last year. It sold Thursday for $10,099.99.

Proctor police Chief Walter Wobig didn't immediately know the winning bidder's name or hometown. He said international media attention helped fuel the bidding.

The chair was built by Dennis LeRoy Anderson. He had pleaded guilty to driving the motorized chair with a blood-alcohol level nearly four times the legal limit.

He said he expected the chair would fetch only $2,000 to $3,000.

The recliner is powered by a lawnmower engine. It comes equipped with a stereo, cup holders and lights.


Information from: Duluth News Tribune, http://www.duluthsuperior.com