BRISBANE, Australia (AP) — A man found asleep in a motorized wheelchair on a highway in northern Australia has been charged with drunk driving.
Police noticed the man slumped in the stationary chair Friday morning on an exit lane near Cairns, regional traffic Inspector Bob Waters said.
Cars were swerving to get around him, Waters said.
The officers breath-tested the 64-year-old man, who registered a blood alcohol reading of 0.301 — more than six times the legal driving limit.
He was charged with operating a vehicle while drunk and ordered to report to court July 7, where he faces a stiff fine if convicted.
The man told police he was making a 14-kilometer trip from his home to a friend’s place.