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Neb. man gets jail for driving lawn mower drunk
Associated Press ^ | December 14, 2011

Posted on 12/14/2011 5:52:03 PM PST by ConservativeStatement

NORTH PLATTE, Neb. — A North Platte man has been sentenced to a year in jail for being drunk when he drove his lawn mower on a city street on his way to a liquor store.

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TOPICS: Local News
KEYWORDS: drunkdriver; lawnmower; liquor
He did more time than Uncle Teddy.
1 posted on 12/14/2011 5:52:09 PM PST by ConservativeStatement
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To: ConservativeStatement

Yeah, but Teddy had probably never started a lawnmower in his lifetime.


2 posted on 12/14/2011 5:57:20 PM PST by theDentist (fybo; qwerty ergo typo : i type, therefore i misspelll)
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To: ConservativeStatement

“She might have took my car keys, but she forgot about my ol’ John Deere...”


3 posted on 12/14/2011 6:02:50 PM PST by scott7278 ("...I have not changed Congress and how it operates the way I would have liked..." - BHO)
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To: ConservativeStatement

Is his name Steve. I love the youtube video of Steve the Lawnmower guy get arrested for driving drunk on a sky Jacl


4 posted on 12/14/2011 6:04:45 PM PST by goseminoles
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To: ConservativeStatement

I saw those blue lights flashin’ over my left shoulder
He walked right up and said get off that riding mower
I said sir let me explain before you put me in the tank
She took my keys away and now she won’t drive me to drink
I need a honky tonk song a cold cold beer
A hardwood floor a smoky atmosphere
A pocket full of change to last me all night long
I gotta hear old Hank a moanin’ a honky tonk song
[ guitar ]
He didn’t show me much compassion when I tried to walk that line
As he put those handcuffs on me I said give me one more try
He never even cracked a smile when he threw me in the car
So I said sir if you don’t mind oh would you drop me off in a bar
I need a honky tonk song...
I gotta hear old Hank a moanin’ a honky tonk song


5 posted on 12/14/2011 6:07:52 PM PST by razorback-bert (Some days it's not worth chewing through the straps.)
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To: goseminoles

Nope. Donald Wymer.


6 posted on 12/14/2011 6:07:52 PM PST by ConservativeStatement (Obama "acted stupidly.")
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To: scott7278
She might have took my car keys, but she forgot about my ol’ John Deere...
7 posted on 12/14/2011 6:11:20 PM PST by TChad
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To: ConservativeStatement

It is a motorized vehicle, and he was on the street...


8 posted on 12/14/2011 6:13:53 PM PST by Keith in Iowa (Hope & Change - I'm out of hope, and change is all I have left every week | FR Class of 1998 |)
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To: ConservativeStatement

Well how the hell’s a fella sposed to get his licker after he’s lost his license?


9 posted on 12/14/2011 6:21:53 PM PST by bigbob
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To: Keith in Iowa

“It is a motorized vehicle, and he was on the street...”

Thank you captain obvious.

It only took 8 posts for the first person to come in and support blind adherence to the letter of the law.


10 posted on 12/14/2011 6:25:59 PM PST by brownsfan (Aldous Huxley and Mike Judge were right.)
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To: ConservativeStatement

Wow. In my little town, in the middle of summer you can easily spot at least 4-6 lawnmowers parked at the bar in town...


11 posted on 12/14/2011 6:26:38 PM PST by reaganaut (Romney IS Obama - just 'white and delightsome' - except on Fox News)
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To: brownsfan

>>>It only took 8 posts for the first person to come in and support blind adherence to the letter of the law.

Sod off arseportal. So you want to start to pick & choose what laws are enforced and what ones aren’t? Yeah, this appears absurd on the surface - but if we’re going to have DWI laws on the books, they should be enforced. Period. Even if its a Segway on a side-street.


12 posted on 12/14/2011 6:31:47 PM PST by Keith in Iowa (Hope & Change - I'm out of hope, and change is all I have left every week | FR Class of 1998 |)
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To: Keith in Iowa; brownsfan

Keith, are you ok with getting a DWI while riding a horse?
Not trying to be a smarta$$, I just wonder.


13 posted on 12/14/2011 6:44:40 PM PST by DeepInTheHeartOfTexas
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To: Keith in Iowa

How about a Segway on the sidewalk?


14 posted on 12/14/2011 6:51:10 PM PST by TaMoDee (GO PACK GO to Super Bowl XLVI)
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To: Keith in Iowa

15 posted on 12/14/2011 7:02:00 PM PST by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: ConservativeStatement
He should've just called 911 to ask for a ride to the liquor store.
16 posted on 12/14/2011 7:04:00 PM PST by Hunton Peck (See my FR homepage for a list of businesses that support WI Gov. Scott Walker)
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To: ConservativeStatement

Do you think he would have been arrested for DUI if he had been driving a gas-powered La-Z-Boy like this one?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E25pYCTNq4Q


17 posted on 12/14/2011 7:05:54 PM PST by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: devolve; ntnychik; Lady Jag; ConservativeStatement
........When the lawnmower does the driving.........


18 posted on 12/14/2011 7:14:44 PM PST by potlatch (*snip*~ Having the right to be angry does not give one the right to be cruel. ~*snip*)
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To: Keith in Iowa

Yeh, and besides, he could have “cut” in front of somebody, or “mowed” a child down.


19 posted on 12/14/2011 7:36:19 PM PST by SgtHooper (The last thing I want to do is hurt you. But it's still on the list.)
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To: potlatch

.

I’m waiting for “lawn boy” to start moving

.


20 posted on 12/14/2011 8:29:01 PM PST by devolve (- - - - - - - - - - - - - - when did FR become DU? - - - - - - - - - - - - - -)
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To: devolve

Sorry about that devolve, looks like it’s 2.9mgs!! I found it on aesopsretreat.com and laughed out loud.

I just double posted on the other thread and someone else did too. It’s taking forever for me to post something.


21 posted on 12/14/2011 8:33:33 PM PST by potlatch (*snip*~ Having the right to be angry does not give one the right to be cruel. ~*snip*)
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To: brownsfan

Thanks for that post, sunshine. You must be a joy to sit next to in a bar. No wonder you’re a Browns fan.


22 posted on 12/14/2011 8:34:32 PM PST by Rembrandt (.. AND the donkey you rode in on.)
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To: ConservativeStatement

I didn’t know George Jones lived in North Platte.


23 posted on 12/14/2011 8:48:47 PM PST by Huntress ("Politicians exploit economic illiteracy." --Walter Williams)
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To: Rembrandt

“No wonder you’re a Browns fan.”

Really? That’s all you have?

Does your mom know you’re using her computer? With a wit like that, I’d imagine you to be more suited to crayola and paper.


24 posted on 12/15/2011 6:23:59 AM PST by brownsfan (Aldous Huxley and Mike Judge were right.)
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To: Keith in Iowa

“Sod off arseportal. So you want to start to pick & choose what laws are enforced and what ones aren’t?”

Just looking for a little common sense and discretion. Apparently those are things that escape you.

Carry on, comrade.


25 posted on 12/15/2011 6:25:16 AM PST by brownsfan (Aldous Huxley and Mike Judge were right.)
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To: brownsfan

>>>Just looking for a little common sense and discretion. Apparently those are things that escape you.

No, those things escape YOU dolt.

Common sense is following the law. You seem to not to want to do that.

Whatever, schmuck.


26 posted on 12/15/2011 6:29:56 AM PST by Keith in Iowa (Hope & Change - I'm out of hope, and change is all I have left every week | FR Class of 1998 |)
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To: Keith in Iowa

“Common sense is following the law. You seem to not to want to do that.”

Apparently you’re quite selective with rules. Did you read the FR posting rules? Ad hominem, (that’s personal attacks), attacks are expressly forbidden. Yet you choose to ignore that. Calling me a “dolt” and a “schmuck” you should be banned? Right?

That’s the problem with authoritarian types. They like strict enforcement of the rules, until it applies to them.

So you’re saying all laws are good? The government is always right? So every single law is well crafted, and any infraction should be punished?

Once again, you display flawed logic, at best.


27 posted on 12/15/2011 6:43:59 AM PST by brownsfan (Aldous Huxley and Mike Judge were right.)
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To: brownsfan

Nice deflection... Im not the one advocating an unequal enforcement of DUI laws based on the type of vehicle driven - you are. Get over yourself.


28 posted on 12/15/2011 7:09:03 AM PST by Keith in Iowa (Hope & Change - I'm out of hope, and change is all I have left every week | FR Class of 1998 |)
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To: Keith in Iowa

“Nice deflection... Im not the one advocating an unequal enforcement of DUI laws based on the type of vehicle driven - you are. Get over yourself.”

Rather than address my points, you dismiss it all as deflection. I see you won’t be moved. Blind adherence to the law is what you desire.

If that riding mower could go faster than 10mph, I’d consider it more of a hazard. Drunk in public is a more reasonable charge than DUI for a riding mower. Crossing the street drunk is every bit as dangerous as a riding mower.

So, if someone is drunk and in a motorized wheel chair, that’s DUI?

Common sense tends to escape authoritarians. Since you are entrenched, and unable to consider opposing viewpoints, I’ll end with this post.


29 posted on 12/15/2011 7:16:39 AM PST by brownsfan (Aldous Huxley and Mike Judge were right.)
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To: potlatch

He could have let go...


30 posted on 12/15/2011 9:30:18 PM PST by ntnychik
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To: ntnychik

Yep, it looks like something made up for “Funny Home Videos”. I’ll probably delete it as it’s a huge file and not much use.


31 posted on 12/16/2011 6:32:57 PM PST by potlatch (*snip*~ Having the right to be angry does not give one the right to be cruel. ~*snip*)
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