Florida man gets 3rd DUI while riding motorized wheelchair
PALM BAY, Fla. - A Florida man was arrested Monday night for driving under the influence and obstructing traffic. Not an unusual occurrence in the Sunshine State, unless you consider the man's chosen mode of transportation: a motorized wheelchair.
54-year-old Ronny Scott Hicks was riding the personal transportation device when officers arrived on the scene to find him blocking lanes of travel on a bridge. Police said they detected a strong odor of alcohol coming from Hicks, and they said he was slurring his words.
The man refused to follow police instructions and declined a field sobriety test. Hicks was taken into police custody where he also refused treatment for an open wound.
Hicks has two prior convictions for DUI. Arrest reports indicate he was operating an automobile during his previous arrests.