Middlebury police said James Kleckner, 53, was riding a bar stool with a small engine attached Wednesday when he lost control of the homemade vehicle and crashed, WSBT-TV, South Bend, Ind., reported Friday.
Kleckner suffered a minor head injury and a few scrapes.
Police said Kleckner told them he had consumed alcohol earlier in the day, but he was found not to have been intoxicated at the time of the crash. He was not cited.
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