An East Tennessee man was charged with DUI for driving his lawn mower. In Athens ,Tennessee , a man was driving his lawn mower while he had some fishing poles. There was no report if he he was charged with fishing without a license.
Can the police arrest this poor soul why riding his lawn mower ? Yes. Under Tennessee"s drunk driving law found at Tennessee Code Annotated 55-10-401. A citizen can be charged with DUI if they operate a motor driven vehicle on any of the public roads and highways of the state,or any streets or alleys or shopping centers and the like or any premises open to the public at large.
The DUI laws make it illegal to drive anything motorized under the definition of Tennessee’s"s DUI law such as an ATV , Moped, Lawn Mower or even a scooter.