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DUI while riding a mower???

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by meathead1134, Jun 11, 2005.

  1. meathead1134

    meathead1134 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 637

  2. lawnman_scott

    lawnman_scott LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,547

    You see that about once a year somewhere. Kind of funny and rediculous at the same time.
  3. Runner

    Runner LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 13,497

    Here in Michigan, it is illegal to mow your own lawn with a beer in your hand. No lie,...it's in the Michigan Vehicle Code book. We went over this in school.
  4. freddyc

    freddyc LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 578

    MUI..... mowing under the influence???????????????? :blush:
  5. topsites

    topsites LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 21,653

    Same here in VA.

    Kind of a dumb law, but it kinda makes sense, mowers are dangerous machines, just it shouldn't be under 'Driving' lol maybe more like operating a boat while intoxicated (but that's DUI too, isn't it?).
  6. Precision

    Precision LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,995

    Here you get a DUI if you are riding a bicycle while drunk. Kinda silly, but big brother needs to protect your dumb butt no matter how badly you are polluting the gene pool.
  7. Appalachian landscape

    Appalachian landscape LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 453

    dui's for riding scooters or horses here. :rolleyes: I guess it's dangerous to take anykind of transportation on the highway, but give me a break your own lawn? That's off road.
  8. geogunn

    geogunn LawnSite Gold Member
    from TN
    Messages: 3,010

    yep--MUI happens. often the case for MUI has to be made ln order to make other charges stick i.e.: drunk and disorderly, resisting arrest, probable cause for drug related search, etc....

    generally speaking, it's one of a law enforcement officers most feared dispatches...right behind sheep in the roadway.... lol.

    PUI is big here as well. Plowing Under the Influence. usually a guy gets thirsty and jumps on the ole international harvester tractor and heads for the beer store.

    GEO :waving:
  9. tacoma200

    tacoma200 LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,426

    Yea we just had a guy get a dui on a horse with double the legal alcohol limit. The horse was sober so I don't see the problem. It made a funny write up in the paper.
  10. slicksilverado01

    slicksilverado01 LawnSite Member
    from Ohio
    Messages: 173

    actually he was driving it down the road at 3 a.m. eee I better tell gramps not to drink and mow... he drives down the road to mow my moms house too... he always drinks while he mows... I better stop to ( I only do if it is sunday and its my own lawn)

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