MUI: Man caught mowing under the influence

(News-Press.com) - A man was arrested in Charlotte County on Monday for driving a lawn tractor while under the influence.

Charlotte County Sheriff's Office arrested Kenneth Smith, 58, after callers complained of a man driving a tractor down the road near Richmond street and U.S. 41.

Smith, of Punta Gorda, was driving the tractor with an open container of beer in the cup holder, according to a sheriff's release.

According to the sheriff's office, Smith was unaware it was illegal to drive a tractor while drinking beer.

He was arrested for driving under the influence, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, violation of driver license restriction and corruption by threat against a public servant.

Smith is being held in Charlotte County Jail.

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