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Tuesday, March 31, 2009

World's Fastest Barstool?

There is an old polka tune about seatbelts on barstools, still I'm pretty sure that a barstool that can travel at 38 miles per hour is not the smartest invention submitted to the U.S. Patent Office so far this year. Kile Wygle, 28, of Newark, Ohio, has also discovered that allegedly riding around town on one after having 15 beers or so is not a brilliant idea.

I love the website The Smoking Gun. If you really need to see the mug shot of the ShamWow Guy or find out which pop star diva demands Flinstones chewable vitamins backstage on their concert tour riders, this website is a must read. The Smoking Gun is telling Wygle's story to the world, thanks to a copy of the report filed by the Newark Police Department.

Police have charged Wygle with driving under the influence after he crashed his motorized barstool near his home in early March and called the emergency squad looking for treatment for his injuries. The police report says Wygle admitted having about 15 beers before the accident and that he failed some sobriety tests.

The motorized barstool is powered by a lawn mower engine, but sadly is not equipped with a seatbelt.

Wygle was charged with DUI and driving with a suspended license.

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