REPORT: Drunk lawnmower driver arrested after mowing neighbor’s lawn


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A Franklin man was arrested and charged with operating while intoxicated on Saturday— but he wasn’t behind the wheel of a car.

Officers pulled over 46-year-old Barry Ridge while he was driving down County Road 100 North on a red lawn mower, according to the Johnson County Sheriff’s department.

The article goes on to state the following:

The Franklin Police Department received a complaint just after 5 p.m. from someone upset that Ridge had driven onto their yard and started mowing the grass. Ridge then headed down the road toward Franklin.

Officers said Ridge’s eyes appeared “glassy.” He failed a breathalyzer test, which found his blood-alcohol level of 0.189.

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