Suspect pleads guilty to driving go-kart while drunk

Published 10:20 am Friday, May 16, 2014

A 25-year-old Austin man pleaded guilty Thursday to trying to drive a child-size go-kart while drunk last month.

Bobby Khaoone will be sentenced for one gross misdemeanor charge of DWI on July 18.

According to the court complaint, an officer found Khaoone on the go-kart stopped on the side of the road at Eighth Avenue and 10th Street Northwest at about 12:30 a.m. April 13.

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Khaoone told police he was “testing out” the go-kart and was celebrating the Lao New Year. The Lao New Year was on April 12.

Police noticed Khaoone appeared drunk. They later found he had a revoked driver’s license and arrested him. Khaoone had a blood alcohol level of .10, which is above Minnesota’s 0.08 limit.

Police arrested Khaoone and impounded the Razor brand go-kart.