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November 16, 2006
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Seattle: Legless man refuses to get out of car during DUI arrest

Christine Clarridge, Staff Reporter
The Seattle Times

State troopers this weekend arrested a 300-pound double amputee on suspicion of drunken driving after the legless man refused to get out of his car, forcing troopers to call for reinforcements.

The 34-year-old Seattle man, who had lost both of his lower legs to gunshot wounds, was pulled over on northbound Interstate 5 near the Roanoke exit on Saturday by a trooper who said the man was speeding and changing lanes erratically, according to the State Patrol.

The man, who was driving a vehicle with hand controls, told the trooper he had been to a party where he sat in his car and drank, police said.

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