‘Drunk driver’ without a licence is allegedly caught riding a LAWN MOWER along a road for more than 2km
- A 34-year-old man has been charged with high-range drink driving on Tuesday
- The man allegedly tried to ride a lawn mower to his friend’s house 2km away
- He allegedly blew 0.167 when he was breath tested. The BAC limit is 0.05
A unlicensed driver has been allegedly caught riding a lawn mower while drunk by police.
New South Wales Police pulled the man over at 9.25pm on Tuesday in Greystanes while they were doing roadside breath testing and noticed him driving on the footpath.
They stopped the man and asked him why he was driving the lawn mower on the footpath.
A Graystanes man has been charged with high-range drink driving after he allegedly tried to ride a lawn mower to his friend’s house 2km away while drunk
‘I am taking the lawn mower to my friend’s house,’ he told them.
He said he had driven the lawn mower from Pendle Hill – which is two kilometres from where police stopped him.
His ride-on mower weighed more than 250kg, which meant he needed the vehicle registered – which he did not have.
The man was asked to take a breath test and was taken to Granville Police Station where he allegedly blew 0.167. The legal limit is 0.05.
NSW Police discovered his learner licence had been suspended until June 2021 and had expired seven years ago.
The man was issued several infringements for the unregistered mower.
He will appear in court on December 17 regarding the high-range drink driving charge.