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Drunk man arrested while riding lawn mower to store to buy beer

By Mason White 10:08 AM October 30, 2013
Tony Caulder 

By: Debbie Gross
(Scroll down for video) A drunken man was arrested and charged with driving under the influence after he allegedly drove his lawn mower to the store in order to purchase beer, according to police reports in Maine.

Kennebunk Police said that a local man is accused of operating a lawn mower while intoxicated.

Police said they were called after someone saw Tony Caulder, 51, putting gas into lawn mower while he appeared to be drunk.

Police said the witness told them that Caulder also entered the store and was rejected by store employees when he tried to buy beer.

Caulder then drove away on his lawn mower.

Police officers, who were looking for Caulder spotted him and stopped him.

Police said Caulder had a blood alcohol level above the legal limit and was taken to the York County Jail.

He was charged with operating a motor vehicle under the influence.

Caulder was released on bail the next day.

Riding a lawn mower on a public road is illegal under Maine law. However, police said the lawn mower is defined as a motor vehicle with regards to the driving under the influence charge.