June 9, 2008
Memorial Day.. Beer.. Motorized Cooler.. Beer.. what could possibly go wrong? Well for this guy in New York, everything, as he was busted for a DUI for “driving” his Cruizin Cooler.. ouch!
For those not familiar with this particular ‘vehicle’:
“WHITEHALL – In case you were wondering, a motorized cooler on wheels is a motor vehicle under state law.
A Whitehall man learned that on Memorial Day, when he was charged with driving while intoxicated after police pulled him over for swerving and driving on the sidewalk on a four-wheeled, motorized cooler known as a “Cruzin Cooler.”
Leslie J. “Bomber” Marr, 57, could face felony DWI and aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle charges because of prior arrests and convictions in drinking-and-driving cases, said Whitehall Police Chief Richard LaChapelle.
The electricity-powered Cruzin Cooler that Marr was riding contained 14 beers, the chief said.
LaChapelle said Whitehall Police Patrolman Andrew Mija stopped Marr at about 7:45 p.m. after the officer saw Marr swerving and preparing to cross William Street on the motorized cooler…” The rest of the article is available from the link below.