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Police arrest man for shopping scooter joyride

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Posted: Jul 18, 2012 4:50 PM
Updated: Jul 18, 2012 4:50 PM
Source: Associated Press

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Topics: houma, scooter, drunk

HOUMA - Houma police say a 24-year-old man is accused of driving a shopping scooter while drunk.

Police say Thomas J. Phillip's breath tested at more than double the amount considered legal proof of intoxication under Louisiana law when he was pulled over Sunday.

Police say they got a call about a motorized scooter pulling a wheelchair, and found Phillip on the scooter and a friend of his in the wheelchair. They say Phillip was arrested after allegedly telling police he'd been at a Wal-Mart store and decided to take the scooter for a joyride.

Police say he was booked with operating a vehicle while intoxicated and with theft.

Phillip could not be reached for comment because no phone listing was available for him.

Police say the wheelchair occupant was not cited.

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