Police Arrest Men For OUI On A Riding Lawn Mower

A Maine man has been charged with operating under the influence after he and a friend made a beer run on a riding lawn mower.

Police say 51-year-old Danforth Ross of Vassalboro was charged May 29.

Trooper Joe Chretien had been flagged down by several motorists warning of a wayward mower and made the arrest after Ross and his friend emerged from a variety store with two cases of beer.

Ross' driver's license had been revoked, so the pair opted for the lawn mower.

Ross couldn't be reached for comment.


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  • by Obama Snake Oil Co Location: Washington on Jun 8, 2009 at 07:28 AM
    Next time put the blades down and engage them so it looks like you are trimming the side of the road. Thats what the rest of us do.......I am sure this incident was caused by global warming.
  • by American Biker Location: Eastern NC on Jun 8, 2009 at 02:51 AM
    A Yankee pulling a good ol' southern boy routine. He ought ta get locked up.
  • by karen Location: greensboro on Jun 6, 2009 at 08:52 PM
    George Jones reference
  • by RT Location: Gvegas on Jun 6, 2009 at 08:00 PM
    right along with DUI on a horse.
  • by jojo on Jun 6, 2009 at 07:23 PM
    dui on a bicycle
  • by voter Location: nc on Jun 6, 2009 at 03:09 PM
    gentlemen; i suspect john's reference was to the jeff foxworthy routine, not a jab at country folk. i hope i'm right,,,be-ins that i are one.
  • by Cactus Location: Strabane on Jun 6, 2009 at 03:03 PM
    Give me a "redneck or a biker" any time over some of the other fluff.
  • by MADDOG Location: GREENVILLE on Jun 6, 2009 at 02:59 PM
    Is this Red-Neck enough for you? Think I will take my riding mower down the street to the Food Lion,,,need some ice.
  • by DawnNc Location: Jax on Jun 6, 2009 at 02:04 PM
    Those Yankees are funny aren't they?
  • by Whoa! on Jun 6, 2009 at 01:05 PM
    I agree John. In fact, this can be scene regularly in Eastern NC. Perhaps not OUI, but certainly riding a mower down Main Street.
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