Conn. & New Jersey: Rednecks Gone Wild — Backhoes and bucket loaders entertain the drunks


From Bristol Press

FARMINGTON – A Pinnacle Road man was charged with reckless driving and operating under the influence late Saturday after he allegedly stole a bucket loader to mow down mailboxes and street lights in his upscale neighborhood, police said.
Adam Bergenty, 25, of 66 Pinnacle Road, is accused of using a master key to start a piece of heavy equipment owned by the town and then running amok with the stolen vehicle around 11:24 p.m.. ….MORE

From NJ.com
GLASSBORO
— Police arrested a man who was driving a backhoe on Carpenter Street near a closed construction site Wednesday night.
It was 11:15 p.m. when Cpl. William McCain discovered that David R. Galos, 20, of Kendall Park, a Rowan University student, was also driving while intoxicated, police said. ….MORE