Some people don’t realize that drunken driving laws apply to any vehicle; such is the case of a Florida man who was arrested Wednesday for driving his lawnmower while intoxicated.
James David Gray, 68, had just finished mowing some lawns in a residential neighborhood when he stopped by a convenience store to pick up an 18-pack of beer.
A while later, a police officer saw a man on a lawnmower driving in the wrong lane of a residential neighborhood and pulled him over. The officer noticed that Gray had bloodshot eyes and smelled strongly of alcohol. There was also an open beer in the cup holder of the mower.
Gray drove his mower for 2 ½ miles before he was stopped. During that time he had consumed all but 4 of the beers. He told the officer that he got an 18-pack because he was hot and depressed. He also told the officer he has had a drinking problem since he was 16. They haven’t said what his blood alcohol content was but a BAC calculator can give you an idea.
Many don’t realize that they get a DUI while operating any vehicle with a motor. Police can even arrest a person for riding a bicycle while intoxicated. Recently, an Alaska man got a DUI on his raft.
Regardless of whether an individual gets a DUI for driving a lawnmower or a car, they need legal assistance. DUI lawyers can help a person reduce their charges, prevent a conviction altogether, and keep them from getting a tough sentence