Skip to comments.Pa. man charged with DUI on riding lawn mower
Posted on 09/19/2013 9:31:22 AM PDT by SandRatEdited on 09/19/2013 9:57:34 AM PDT by Sidebar Moderator. [history]
A western Pennsylvania man has been charged with driving drunk while carrying an open can of beer _ on a riding lawn mower.
Murrysville police say they found 55-year-old Thomas Marrone driving the mower along a road just before 1:30 a.m. Aug. 30.
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Neither. Google “lawnmower steve.”
Heck, George Jones used to regularly ride his lawn mower 20 miles or more to the nearest bar after his wives took his car keys away fro drinking too much.
If getting half loaded while mowing the lawn was a crime 30 years ago, my Dad would have been in jail every weekend . . . . . .
You cannot ride a lawn mower on a public road with a suspended license? Does that mean a 15 year old boy with no license cannot ride a lawn mower on a public road?
I’ve read you can get a DUI riding a bicycle or a Horse in SOME STATES!!!
You can’t drive a lawn mower on a public road period.
Certainly not at 1:30 AM when you are drunk!
Since it's a motorized vehicle regardless of the horsepower, the answer is yes..........and the boy could also get a ticket for driving a motorized vehicle without a license plate.
“can of Coors Light beer”
That is NOT BEER!
That's pretty much a given........
There are exceptions in the motor vehicle codes for farm vehicles doing farm work, with the proper warning devices (reflective triangles, etc.).
None of which applies to driving home drunk over 6 miles at 1:30 AM on your riding lawn mower.
So, did he drive the 6 miles to wherever ON the mower and was just returning drunk with an open container?
That would be my presumption, yes.
There is a certain breed of drunkard that believes that, since he lost his driver’s license for DUI, it is perfectly OK to drive the lawn mower to the bar.
MUI not DUI. :=)
Most riding mowers are not “street legal” anyway.
You can get a DUI for floating down the Delaware River drunk on a log longer than 15’ long.... or something like that. At least on the NJ side.
FYI: In 2001 Congress passed legislation permitting any person over the age of 62 or disabled to ride a motorized bicycle or tricycle on public roads so long as the gasoline engine was less than 50cc, or the electric motor is less than 750 watts. Maximum speed allowed is 20MPH, and it must have head, brake, an rear lights, turn signals, and horn. No drivers license or registration is required.
These are street legal in all 50 states, and most states permit more lenient laws. For instance, (surprise) CA allows a top speed of 30 MPH, anyone over the age of 16, is legal without a DL. However, on streets with Bike Lanes, a helmet is required.
Man this is crazy!!!
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