Man arrested for operating John Deere riding mower while impaired

Image: Royal Canadian Mounted Police in Manitoba (Facebook)

A 41 year old male has been arrested for Impaired Operation by Alcohol following a bizarre incident in the RM of Headingley on July 22, 2017. Police say that at 1:52 am they spotted a John Deere Riding Mower heading northbound towards HWY 1. The 41 year old male driver allegedly told police he was giving his 39-year old passenger a lift to get cigarettes and that he felt he was being “responsible” by not driving a car. He was released on a promise to appear in Winnipeg for court later in August and charges are pending. In their Facebook post regarding the incident the RCMP stated “In Canada it is illegal to operate any motor vehicle while impaired by alcohol or drug”.