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Mayor caught riding lawnmower with open can of beer in South Carolina

By Mason White 3:07 PM September 12, 2017
Lawnmower (illustration)
Lawnmower (illustration)
By: Mason White

(Scroll down for video) Police released a video, showing the mayor of a South Carolina town riding a lawnmower with an open can of beer.

Horry County police said that they made the traffic stop on Friday, at around 8:30 p.m.

Aynor John Gardner was riding his lawnmower in the road.

After police officers stopped him, they ordered Gardner to pour the beer on the ground.

The officers then allowed Gardner to continue, and reported the incident to the Town of Aynor.

Gardner defended himself, saying that he cut the grass of his mother-in-law’s lawn and then went to the gas station to refuel.

Gardner bought the can of beer at the gas station.

Gardner said that he only opened the can of beer after police ordered him to pour the beverage on the ground.

He called the incident a misunderstanding.

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