Posted: Tuesday, 17 July 2012 3:18PM
Houma police: man DWI on a WalMart scooter
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.