|The headquarters to John Deere manufacturing is seen in Moline in this file photo from March 30, 2011. (REUTERS/Eric Thayer/Files)
MITCHELL, Ont. - A garden tractor is a motor vehicle and you shouldn’t be driving it down the centre of a public road after you’ve been drinking.
A southern Ontario resident was reminded of that Saturday shortly before 4 p.m. when the John Deere riding mower he was operating in Mitchell, a small farming community, was stopped by an off-duty officer.
The driver of the tractor displayed obvious signs of impairment, said police.
On-duty officers who were called in arrested the 64-year-old driver, who later failed two breath tests.
He has been charged with impaired driving, driving with an blood-alcohol level over 80 mg and driving while disqualified.
He is scheduled to be in court Sept. 30.