Man Accused of Drunken Lawnmower Driving

You can’t make this stuff up…

A West Monroe man is free on bond after an arrest for driving while intoxicated – on a lawnmower. Ouachita Parish sheriff’s deputies booked Larry Minniefield, 48, on one count of driving while intoxicated and driving an unsafe vehicle.

According to arrest reports, deputies were working another complaint Friday night when they noticed Minniefield drive by on a John Deere lawnmower. A short time later, deputies noticed him drive by on the lawnmower again, and that he appeared to be intoxicated and driving in the middle of the road.

He was arrested and deputies returned the lawnmower to Minniefield’s mother. Minniefield was booked into Ouachita Correctional Center and posted $650 bond.

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