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Lawn Mower DUI

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For Patrick Moore, 48, of Murfreesboro, Tennessee, it would seem that nothing’s better than drinking and mowing. For the second time in a month, he’s being charged with a DUI for driving drunk on his lawn mower.

A police officer spotted Moore riding his mower through a local neighborhood. “The subject appeared to be unsteady, bobbing back and forth while seated,” the officer said. “Mr. Moore failed to perform the field sobriety test as explained and demonstrated to him.”

Just weeks earlier, Moore had received his first mower-related DUI when neighbors arrived home to discover him drunkenly mowing their lawn. “He just pulled in and started cutting,” said Jim Glover, a neighbor. Glover called the police to report the incident.

“We thought they had hired him,” the arresting officer said. “But they hadn't. He was just cutting the grass.”

Moore has been charged with a DUI—his fourth—and driving on a revoked license, a second offense. He’s being held at Rutherford County jail on $16,500 bail.

 
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