Houma, LA: Man collects DUI charge on WalMart scooter | WWL.com

Houma Police say they investigated an unusual DWI case Sunday.  Cops say they got a call about a man driving a motorized scooter on South Van Avenue, pulling a wheel chair behind it.  When they arrived, they found 24-year-old Thomas J. Phillip operating the scooter, and a friend of his riding in the wheelchair.

According to police, Phillip told them he had been at the WalMart on Grand Calliou Road, and decided to take the scooter for a “joy ride.”  Police say it was at that point they arrested Phillip.

Police say Phillip performed poorly when they administered a field sobriety test and a breathalyzer gave a result of 0.179.  Police booked Phillip on a charge of theft and operating a vehicle while intoxicated.

Houma Police say the friend riding in the wheelchair was released without incident.

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