Lawnmower driver Charged with Impaired Driving

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Did you know that you can be charged with impaired driving if you are on a riding lawn mower?

A Brant County man found out the hard way when the OPP pulled him over at the end of July at 10 PM. Police thought his activity was suspicious, they pulled him over, administer a breathalyser and charged him with driving a motor vehicle with more than 80 mg of blood alcohol. He was charged with impaired driving.

The Criminal Code of Canada allows for anyone to be charged who is operating a motor vehicle exceeding the blood alcohols level of 80 milligrams. Motor vehicles are defined as any vehicle which is drawn, propelled or driven by any means other than muscle power.

I didn’t think I’d have to give out the advice of “Don’t drink and drive your lawn mower”, but there it is. I just did.