LEICESTER — A man was charged with driving his lawnmower drunk while cruising along the side of a Leicester Road.
According to a press release from Livingston County Sheriff Thomas Dougherty, Frank Mulley, 54, was charged with felony Aggravated Unlicensed Operation of a Motor Vehicle in the first degree and Operating Out of Ignition Interlock Restriction. Mulley’s previous DWI conviction within the last ten years make this felony charges.
Allegedly, Mulley was driving a lawn tractor down Route 20a when a passerby called 911. Deputy Michael Phillips responded and located the tractor on Main Street in the Village of Leicester and observed the male drinking a beer while operating the tractor on the roadway. Due to his prior DWI conviction Mulley is required to have ignition interlock devices on all motorized vehicles.
Mulley refused to take a roadside pre-screen for alcohol and was charged with Refusal of Screening Test, he also refused to take a Breathalyzer test to determine his blood alcohol content (BAC) at the jail.
Assisting with the investigation was Sergeant Matthew Orman and Deputy Michael Wade.