Sofa driver fights citations

CLEVELAND, Dec. 15 (UPI) -- A Cleveland Browns fan notorious for cruising between tailgate parties on his motorized couch has pleaded not guilty to sofa-related traffic violations.

Mike Meredith is due in court Tuesday after he was cited for driving an unregistered vehicle and having expired plates while cruising in his "Go-Kouch" Nov. 23 outside the Municipal Lot, the Cleveland Plain Dealer reported Monday.


Meredith denies any wrongdoing, saying he was waived into the area by police officers. He said he has photos of the officers allowing him to enter with his vehicle, which was created from a riding lawn mower and a couch.

He said tailgaters pooled $500 to pay his tickets for him, but Meredith said he decided to fight the charges and donate the money to the Make-a-Wish Foundation.

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