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Police arrest drunken driver after intense pursuit that reaches six mph on stolen scooter

GasBuddy Blog -- A drunk man in Indianapolis, Indiana recently decided to steal a vehicle from Walmart and fly down city streets- at six miles per hour- from the electric scooter he stole, according to WTHR.

Marcus Degraphenreed was arrested yesterday morning after police found him riding around on a stolen electric scooter, meant for disabled Walmart customers, at 4am in an Indianapolis suburb.

Perhaps the most amazing aspect of this goofy story is that Marcus paraded around city streets in balmy weather- featuring an air temperature of 18 degrees, with a windchill making it feel like just ten degrees.

Degraphenreed now faces drunk driving charges, which on a 6-mph electric scooter should garner some laughter in private from...


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Submitted Feb 22, 2013 By: PD
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Siddie1926
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Message Posted: Jan 13, 2014 6:14:03 PM

stupid is as stupid does!
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Message Posted: Jun 2, 2013 3:14:21 PM

What an idiot
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Message Posted: May 23, 2013 9:21:33 AM

still a good one for the books.
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Message Posted: May 23, 2013 9:10:23 AM

way to go....dummie
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kmapjr
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Message Posted: May 22, 2013 3:11:14 PM

I'm all for DUI tickets on anything, lawn mower, bicycle, whatever transports you on to a public road. Drunken idiots use that for an excuse, guy driving down the road swerving all over on his riding lawn mower, cops finally stop the idiot & he told them he was headed to the liquor store to restock, claimed he didn't realize it was illegal. Wrong, ticket issued.. I certainly don't want these fools swerving into me, or make me swerve from hitting them..... I see this is old but it got bumped up somehow.
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Message Posted: May 21, 2013 11:08:23 AM

I'll bet he told someone before he did it to "WATCH THIS". Typical DUMB ASS!!
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Message Posted: May 21, 2013 7:31:32 AM

Turn left at Aisle 9....
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Message Posted: May 19, 2013 3:38:20 AM

Dumb.
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Message Posted: May 18, 2013 4:17:48 PM

Imagine that!
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Message Posted: May 18, 2013 2:25:26 AM

lol, a lawn mower would have been faster.
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Message Posted: Apr 25, 2013 11:34:55 PM

people just keep reposting... guess it is better than the crazy political stuff
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Message Posted: Apr 24, 2013 6:43:45 AM

While not condoning his behavior... Is this really drunk driving?
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Message Posted: Apr 21, 2013 7:54:23 AM

it takes all kinds.
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And the recycling continues...
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Message Posted: Apr 18, 2013 9:19:38 AM

old news..
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Message Posted: Apr 18, 2013 9:09:44 AM

anything to make money for the legal system... priceless!!
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Message Posted: Mar 5, 2013 12:00:40 AM

DUI -- really???
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Message Posted: Mar 3, 2013 11:38:19 PM

In Massachusetts, the scooter does not qualify as a "motor vehicle" so he couldn't be arrested for drunk driving ("Operating Under the Influence," here).

But he could be taken in on larceny of the scooter, disorderly person, and breach of the peace.
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WanderDan
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Message Posted: Mar 3, 2013 11:17:55 PM

but dui -- REALLY?? legal system out of control
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WanderDan
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Message Posted: Mar 3, 2013 11:17:09 PM

lol
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Message Posted: Mar 3, 2013 3:12:12 PM

stupid is as stupid does
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Message Posted: Mar 3, 2013 2:32:41 PM

drunk is drunk, STUPID!
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Message Posted: Mar 2, 2013 6:37:31 PM

too funny!
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Message Posted: Mar 2, 2013 8:22:59 AM

lol.
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Message Posted: Feb 28, 2013 12:06:37 AM

smart: not a news article, but a blog post by one of GB's senior analysts.
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Message Posted: Feb 27, 2013 6:48:13 PM

still a bad idea.
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Message Posted: Feb 27, 2013 8:26:18 AM

First time that I have read this news article ... this is an issue with the man being drunk ... driving on the roadways is a detriment to other drivers out there. We need to opinion our opposition to impaired driving .. no matter what kind of vehicle is involved.
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Message Posted: Feb 27, 2013 5:52:55 AM

MP: probably lots of coverage, though come to think, at 4 am, maybe there weren't quite so many choppers in the air.
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Message Posted: Feb 26, 2013 5:15:10 PM

I wonder how many cops were in the chase? Was there helicopter coverage:)
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Message Posted: Feb 26, 2013 4:21:16 PM

yes, bound to happen.
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Message Posted: Feb 26, 2013 12:01:29 AM

wowser.... what an exciting chase! Not!!!!
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Message Posted: Feb 25, 2013 2:42:16 PM

Wow! This article is getting more mileage than the drunken scooter thief!
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Message Posted: Feb 25, 2013 11:29:04 AM

lol
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Message Posted: Feb 25, 2013 10:44:02 AM

you always have some creeps around... =)
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Message Posted: Feb 25, 2013 10:41:16 AM

Old 'news'.
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Message Posted: Feb 25, 2013 10:37:25 AM

Really, really old.
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Message Posted: Feb 25, 2013 10:35:50 AM

o'kay, have read this 4 times now, and it's still not " NEWS " ..
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Message Posted: Feb 25, 2013 10:29:23 AM

Funny, but we already heard this.
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Message Posted: Feb 25, 2013 10:28:33 AM

How many times have we discussed this?
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Message Posted: Feb 25, 2013 10:27:32 AM

Old news
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Message Posted: Feb 25, 2013 10:27:25 AM

Whatever?!?
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Only in Indiana...
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Message Posted: Feb 25, 2013 10:26:23 AM

Again, Very old!
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Nothing new since Friday?
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Message Posted: Feb 25, 2013 10:23:20 AM

Old news.....
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Message Posted: Feb 25, 2013 10:23:06 AM

old, read this last week.
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Message Posted: Feb 25, 2013 10:22:51 AM

Old news.
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Message Posted: Feb 25, 2013 10:22:37 AM

Very old
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Message Posted: Feb 25, 2013 10:22:32 AM

I have seen this article at least 3 times already.
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Message Posted: Feb 25, 2013 10:22:30 AM

Four day old news...
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