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80, drunk and in the wrong lane, this grandpa did it all

An 84 year old man, visibly under the influence of alcohol, was arrested in Norway after driving the wrong way down a highway in his electric wheelchair, police said today.

world Updated: Sep 05, 2011 21:15 IST

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An 84 year old man, visibly under the influence of alcohol, was arrested in Norway after driving the wrong way down a highway in his electric wheelchair, police said on Monday.

The man took to the road on Saturday evening near his home in the southern Norwegian town of Porsgrunn. He passed through a 184-meter (yard) tunnel then turned around and took the same tunnel again before being stopped by two motorists.

They called traffic police, who confiscated the man's driver's license on the spot and took a blood test, the results of which are not yet known.

"He was visibly drunk," local police official Kjell Ove Ljosaak told AFP.

As laws on motor vehicles do not apply to wheelchairs, police are looking for a way to revoke the man's driver's license, Ljosaak said.

"He can also expect a fine since highways are off-limits to pedestrians and wheelchairs," he added.

First Published: Sep 05, 2011 19:52 IST

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