Carterville man arrested for driving drunk on mower

Tuesday, August 4, 2009 | 11:26 a.m. CDT

CARTERVILLE — A rural Carterville man has been charged with driving a lawn mower while intoxicated.

Police Chief William Cline said that 47-year-old James K. Dennis was arrested Friday on an overpass of Missouri Highway 171 at Carterville.

Cline said Dennis had a revoked license and outstanding warrants. And the chief said his blood-alcohol level was 0.094 percent. The legal limit is .08 percent.

Dennis was charged with misdemeanor driving while intoxicated, driving with a revoked license and driving an off-road vehicle on a highway.

Cline said people with revoked licenses or previous drunken driving arrests often believe it is legal to drive a lawn mower while drunk. But he said it is illegal to operate any vehicle on a public thoroughfare while under the influence of alcohol or drugs.


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