Drunk go-kart driver gets probation

Published 10:25 am Wednesday, July 23, 2014

The 25-year-old Austin man who drove a child-size go-kart while drunk in April was sentenced to two years’ supervised probation last Friday.

Bobby Khaoone pleaded guilty in May to one DWI gross misdemeanor charge.

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.