When it comes to the various ways you can get from A to B, human beings have a lot of options. You could hop on a bicycle, a skateboard, a jet ski, a unicycle, a golf cart – and even a riding lawn mower – if you wanted to. The thing is, even though these vehicles are not automobiles, when you operate them, you must follow the rules of the road. As such, you can get arrested for drunk driving a lawn mower in Wisconsin. In fact, this is exactly what happened to a man in Pennsylvania.
According to police, a 55-year-old man was driving his lawn mower with an open beer can during the early morning hours. Police further alleged that the man smelled of alcohol and when they searched the storage compartment of his lawn mower, they found an empty beer can. The man claimed he was riding the lawn mower to his home, which was six miles away.
It's important to note that Wisconsin residents could also find themselves in trouble with the law for operating a riding mower while intoxicated. For that matter, operating any kind of vehicle while drunk on the open road, motorized or not, would represent a legal violation.
If you were accused of any kind of drunk vehicle operation, make sure you fully investigate all of the facts and circumstances of your arrest – and the state laws and potential punishments that apply to your situation. Through the successful navigation of your criminal proceedings, you might be able to reduce the severity of your punishments, or in the best of outcomes, get your drunk driving case dismissed entirely.