DUI for riding a lawn mower?Recently on our forum we had a driver ask about getting a driving under the influence (DUI) charge while operating a lawn mower. Although this is rare, it is not unprecedented.
In June 2011, a South Dakota man was arrested while operating a lawn mower. According to the Daily Republic newspaper, Guy Hornedeagle was arrested on state Highway 46 after he rode his lawn mower to the gas station and allegedly purchased beer. He was charged for littering the can in the ditch after it was consumed, having an open container of alcohol and driving under the influence. In 2011, another man, Michael Jackson Murden, 54, was arrested for driving a lawn mower in the street. He was accused of driving a lawn mower down North Midland Avenue in Atlanta, Georgia. Michael Ackermann, a South Carolina man, also was charged that same year when he rode his lawn mower through a Jack in the Box drive thru and was later arrested by local police a short distance by the police.