Georgia man gets DUI on riding lawn mower

Everyone knows you should never drink and drive. And a Walton County man now knows that law applies to riding lawn mowers.

Michael Jackson Murden, 54, was arrested for allegedly driving a mower in the street while under the influence of alcohol, The Walton Tribune reports.

Murden, of Monroe, was charged with driving under the influence, failure to maintain lane and no driver’s license after he was seen driving a mower pulling a small trailer in the middle of North Midland Avenue, according to the report. Murden told a Monroe police officer he had been drinking and that he mowed grass for a living.

Murden was arrested July 21 and booked into the Walton County jail, where he remained Monday due to a probation violation, jail records show. From 1974 until 1997, Murden served six sentences in state prison, according to the Georgia Department of Corrections.

Murden was last released from state custody in December 1997 after serving less than five months of a 180-month sentence for drug possession.