Lawnmower beer run leads to OUI charge
By The Associated Press
VASSALBORO, Maine — A Maine man stands accused of getting behind the wheel after drinking. But he wasn’t operating a car or truck — he was on a lawn mower.
Police say 51-year-old Danforth Ross of Vassalboro was charged May 29 with operating under the influence after he and a friend made a beer run on a riding lawn mower. The arrest came after the two emerged from a variety store with two cases of beer.
Ross’ driver’s license had been revoked, so he and a passenger opted for the lawn mower.
Trooper Joe Chretien made the arrest after getting flagged down by several motorists warning of a wayward mower. Danforth couldn’t be reached for comment.
Friday, June 12, 2009
Beer run on lawnmower backfires
Well, never let it be said that Mainers aren't creative problem solvers. Bangor Daily News reports: