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Pa. man charged with DUI on riding lawn mower
Arizona Daily Star ^

Posted on 09/19/2013 9:31:22 AM PDT by SandRat

Edited 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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TOPICS: Humor; Weird Stuff
KEYWORDS: beer; dui; pennsylvania
Worthy of Bill Envall or Jeff Foxworthy
1 posted on 09/19/2013 9:31:22 AM PDT by SandRat
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To: SandRat

Neither. Google “lawnmower steve.”


2 posted on 09/19/2013 9:33:23 AM PDT by 1rudeboy
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To: SandRat

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.


3 posted on 09/19/2013 9:35:13 AM PDT by Timber Rattler (Just say NO! to RINOS and the GOP-E)
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To: SandRat

If getting half loaded while mowing the lawn was a crime 30 years ago, my Dad would have been in jail every weekend . . . . . .


4 posted on 09/19/2013 9:35:45 AM PDT by Opinionated Blowhard ("When the people find they can vote themselves money, that will herald the end of the republic.")
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To: SandRat

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?


5 posted on 09/19/2013 9:44:12 AM PDT by Dr. Sivana (There's no salvation in politics.)
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To: Dr. Sivana

I’ve read you can get a DUI riding a bicycle or a Horse in SOME STATES!!!


6 posted on 09/19/2013 9:52:25 AM PDT by tallyhoe
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To: Dr. Sivana

You can’t drive a lawn mower on a public road period.

Certainly not at 1:30 AM when you are drunk!


7 posted on 09/19/2013 9:54:40 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: Dr. Sivana
Does that mean a 15 year old boy with no license cannot ride a lawn mower on a public road?

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.

8 posted on 09/19/2013 9:57:56 AM PDT by Hot Tabasco (Ms. Muffett suffered from arachnophobia)
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To: SoothingDave

“can of Coors Light beer”

That is NOT BEER!


9 posted on 09/19/2013 9:59:13 AM PDT by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: Hot Tabasco
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.

It probably depends on the states, but in farm country "motorized vehicles" without plates are driven on public roads all of the time. I remember in CT 15 year olds could drive mopeds without plates in the 70s (energy "crisis" I), and I don't know anyone who gets a plate for a motorized bicycle.
10 posted on 09/19/2013 10:02:30 AM PDT by Dr. Sivana (There's no salvation in politics.)
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To: Dr. Sivana
but in farm country "motorized vehicles" without plates are driven on public roads all of the time.

That's pretty much a given........

11 posted on 09/19/2013 10:15:21 AM PDT by Hot Tabasco (Ms. Muffett suffered from arachnophobia)
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To: Dr. Sivana

http://www.moped2.org/laws/Connecticut.htm


12 posted on 09/19/2013 10:23:07 AM PDT by Hot Tabasco (Ms. Muffett suffered from arachnophobia)
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To: SandRat

Whatta Marrone


13 posted on 09/19/2013 10:56:57 AM PDT by silverleaf (Going to war without the French is like going hunting without an accordion.)
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To: Dr. Sivana

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.


14 posted on 09/19/2013 11:06:38 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: SoothingDave

So, did he drive the 6 miles to wherever ON the mower and was just returning drunk with an open container?


15 posted on 09/19/2013 11:08:33 AM PDT by xsmommy
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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.


16 posted on 09/19/2013 11:26:08 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: SoothingDave

aha!


17 posted on 09/19/2013 11:27:09 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: SandRat

MUI not DUI. :=)


18 posted on 09/19/2013 11:44:21 AM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: SandRat

Most riding mowers are not “street legal” anyway.


19 posted on 09/19/2013 2:00:02 PM PDT by JimRed (Excise the cancer before it kills us; feed & water the Tree of Liberty! TERM LIMITS NOW & FOREVER!)
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To: tallyhoe

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.


20 posted on 09/19/2013 2:06:38 PM PDT by Rodamala
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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.


21 posted on 09/19/2013 4:44:27 PM PDT by fantail 1952 (Common sense policy: Help your friends. Whip your enemies. Sort out the rest later.)
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To: Rodamala

Man this is crazy!!!


22 posted on 09/19/2013 10:39:50 PM PDT by tallyhoe
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