Florida Man Crashes Into Police Car With Lawnmower, Tells Police To Arrest Him
Operating a motor vehicle of any type while under the influence of alcohol or drugs is against the law. It doesn’t matter if the vehicle is a car, motorcycle, boat, or even a lawnmower.
CBS Local in Miami reports that a Haines man has been arrested for DUI after he crashed his lawnmower into a police cruiser.
On the afternoon of Sunday, May 5th, Gary Anderson, 68, drove his lawnmower into a police car that was on another call at an area business. The officer returned to his cruiser to find Anderson with his lawnmower and noted some minor damage to the front bumper.
Haines Police records indicate that Anderson admitted to being intoxicated and told officers to take him to jail. Anderson exhibited bloodshot eyes and behavior that led police to believe that he had been driving under the influence of alcohol.
Officers admitted field sobriety tests which Anderson failed. He was taken to the police station where he was given a breathalyzer test but did not provide an accurate sample because he was attempting to give inaccurate test results.
He was later transported to an area hospital and administered both a breathalyzer test and blood tests. The results indicated that Anderson had a blood alcohol level of .241, which is three times the legal limit of .08 percent. The blood test also showed that he was under the influence of cocaine at the time of the incident.
Anderson has been charged with DUI and has had his license suspended. The court has placed him under a $3,000 bond. Court records indicate that this is Anderson’s third DUI charge.