Tuesday, May 13, 2008

and the best dressed lawn mower rider award goes to.....

IRVING, N.Y. (AP) — Police say a tuxedo-clad western New York man was drunk when he took a riding lawn mower out for an early morning spin.

Chautauqua County Sheriff Joseph Gerace said deputies got a report of an intoxicated person at a home in Irving around 1 a.m. Monday. When they arrived, the man was spotted riding away on his mower.

Deputies who stopped the Irving resident charged him with felony driving while intoxicated and aggravated unlicensed operation.

They say the charge is a felony because the man had a previous DWI conviction.

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