DSUWI (Driving Something Unusual While Intoxicated)

DUI: Christmas Float

This happened in 2006, but it must be added to the database of cases involving Driving Something Unusual While Intoxicated, for reasons that will be obvious. It's also a still-timely (and possibly timeless) holiday tale, of course. In December of…


Another Thing You Can’t (Legally) Drive Drunk: Wheelchair

This isn't the first motorized-wheelchair-DWI case by any means, nor is it especially recent, but I don't think I have "wheelchair DWI" in the database yet so I'm reporting this one anyway. The culprit in this case also gets bonus…


No RUI Charge for Florida Drunkard

As I mentioned in this followup to the Kentucky case last week, whether or not it is illegal to ride a horse while under the influence depends on state law, and there are other things the rider could be charged…


Further Analysis Regarding RUI (Riding Under the Influence)

Readers have raised some interesting questions about the RUI allegations in Kentucky, described in this earlier post. Mark T. asks, "I wonder if the Kentucky definition of 'vehicle' ["all agencies for the transportation of persons or property over or upon…


Don’t Ride Drunk in Kentucky

Guess I will create a new category for this topic, once I decide on a way to categorize it. "Things Not to Drive Drunk" doesn't seem right; you shouldn't drive anything drunk, or at least anything that goes faster than…


Alaska Man Charged With Floating Under the Influence

As I've mentioned before, DUI laws have often been applied to the operation of somewhat questionable "vehicles," including Zamboni ice machines, recliners, wheelchairs, horses, motorized beer coolers, and (best of all) the motorized bar stool. There are really two different…


Ted Nugent’s Drummer Gets DUI in Stolen Golf Cart

I hope this guy trashed his share of hotel rooms back in the day, because as rock-star antics go, this is kind of weak. Police in Bangor, Maine, reported today that Mick Brown, currently the drummer in Ted Nugent's band, was…


Drunken Zamboni Driver Mocked by Children

Irritatingly, I was led to believe that this NY Daily News report was actually new, which would have made this incident the third known Zamboni DUI case in the United States. (Canadians, please advise if this has happened, or is common,…


Second Zamboni DWI Reported

The Smoking Gun reports that a 34-year-old arena employee was arrested Monday night in Minnesota for driving while intoxicated. Witnesses reported the man was driving erratically, which responding officers confirmed when they saw him “struggling to maneuver” his vehicle. And…


Another Motorized-Beer-Cooler DUI

A 23-year-old Australian man has been fined $500 as a result of being caught driving drunk. Christopher Petrie appeared in court on Monday, but a continuance was granted so that everybody could research the question whether the motorized beer cooler…