Saturday, August 08, 2009

Sweet Georgia Brown




and now, for something a little different ...

BELLEVILLE, Ill. - With a revoked license because of a previous drunken-driving conviction, Dennis Cretton shouldn't drive. But authorities said that didn't stop the 49-year-old man from drunkenly driving up to a gas station for more beer — on his yellow riding lawnmower.

Cretton was charged with felony aggravated driving under the influence after neighbors reported he was weaving in and out of traffic on his lawnmower Friday night.

When deputies tried to stop him, authorities said Bretton drove the mower into his home's front yard, his 12-pack of Milwaukee's Best spilling onto the ground along the way.

12 comments:

Gin said...

Lovely! I wonder if they impounded the yellow lawn mower.

Jess Mistress of Mischief said...

In S Carolina it seems to be streets full of golf carts instead of lawn mowers :)

Scott W said...

That video is absolutely charming.

big Jenn said...

I know two guys from the town I live in who have gotten DWI's on there lawn tractors. AHH rural livin'!jeNN

Steve E. said...

When the drummer quits, they say "He run out of gas".

Carol said...

Where's a bass player to get a job when it's taken by a machine?

Lou said...

Did he mow anyone's grass while impaired??

Todd HellsKitchen said...

Hm.

garden-variety drunk said...

i've heard of driving under the influence and biking under the influence but never mowing under the influence

dailypiglet said...

so he didn't stop to pick up the beers he dropped?

Syd said...

What a great example of how not to have a good lawn. He was at least innovative in his attempt to get booze. Wonder what he could do with his energy placed in a positive direction.

Zanejabbers said...

Were you the one closest to the traktor.