Thursday, June 4, 2015

Mowing While Intoxicated???

Like to have a beer (or four) while mowing your lawn? Nothing wrong with that...just keep it in the yard, Jack! The guy in the article below didn't head those instructions. Now he's facing criminal charges!
As humorous as it sounds, picking up a DWI on a tractor is not as uncommon as you might think. I've even seen a few golf cart DWI's from time to time! If what you're driving is defined as a "motor vehicle" pursuant to NYS VTL Sec. 125 (and a tractor is!), and you're operating it on a on a "public highway" as defined in VTL Sec. 134 (which is really any road), then you are subject to most VTL laws, including DWI! 
So maybe think twice before driving your Cub Cadet across the street to mow your neighbor's lawn if you needed a few tall boys to get through your own yard!  

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