Man Gets Arrested For Lawnmower DUI

Man Gets Arrested For Lawnmower DUI

troy biltScott E. McKenzie, a resident of Oakfield, New York, was arrested for DUI while take a cruise in his, 2011 Troy-Bilt lawmower…The incident occurred around 11 p.m. after an officer interrogated McKenzie and found that he was operating the mower while intoxicated. In addition to the lawnmower DUI, McKenzie was charged with failure to display a slow-moving vehicle emblem, operating a motor vehicle while impaired by drugs and unlawful possession of marijuana. While it isn’t unheard of for someone to be charged with a DUI while riding lawnmower, Genesee County Sheriff Gary Maha said it has been a long time since an incident this unusual has occurred in there town.

Sheriff Maha said in a statement that “We’ve had them on golf carts and tractors but not on lawn mowers, at least recently. We might have had one a long time ago“. Regarding the lawnmower DUI, Sheriff Maha said that many people are under the false assumption that you can’t be charged with drunk driving for operating small motor vehicles like lawnmowers, golf carts and tractors while drunk. For McKenzie, the whole ordeal has been more embarrassing than scary. After his arrest, McKenzie said “It was on the AM radio, man. It was on 1490 AM this morning. I’m like, ‘Oh my goodness, really? Everybody at the store is laughing at me, and let me tell you what I told one of my friends for real, that, look, I got a DWI for riding my lawn mower at 11:30 at night, and she laughed at me and laughed at me and, let me tell you what, it’s not right, it’s not right“.

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