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Associated Press, Published April 07 2010

Minnesota's motorized 'DWI Chair' up for auction again

PROCTOR, Minn. (AP) — The motorized recliner at the center of a drunken driving case in northern Minnesota is once again up for auction.

The Proctor Journal reports Wednesday that the latest auction is being conducted by Do-Bid.com of Hermantown. The bidding stood at $412.50 on Wednesday.

The chair was built by a Proctor man who was arrested in 2008 after driving it into a parked car. He pleaded guilty to drunken driving and the chair was confiscated.

It's been put up for on-line auction twice before. One sale fell through because the chair was mislabeled and once because a California man backed out of the deal.

The recliner is powered by a lawnmower engine. It comes equipped with a stereo, cup holders and lights.

Proctor Police Chief Walter Wobig says, "I hope it sells this time."

Copyright 2010 The Associated Press.