A man in northern NSW has been charged with drink driving, after he allegedly took his lawnmower for a ride.
On Saturday, at around 7.45pm, officers attached to the Tweed-Byron Police District stopped a man on a ride-on lawnmower at the intersection of Shearer Court and Australia Drive, just south of Tweed Heads.
Police then decided to breath test the 40-year-old driver who returned a positive result, NSW Police said.
The man was then arrested and was taken to Tweed Heads Police Station.
At the station, the man underwent a second breath analysis where he allegedly had a reading of 0.243, significantly higher than the legal blood alcohol limit.
The man was issued a Future Court Attendance Notice for high-range drink driving, driving without an interlock device and driving an unregistered type of motor vehicle on the road.
It is expected the man will appear at Tweed Heads Local Court on May 2.
In NSW, mowers, including lawn and ride-on mowers can be used on public roads and road-r4elated areas, but they need to be conditionally registered.
"Conditional registration gives you limited road access to perform specific functions," the NSW Government says.
"You cannot get conditional registration if a vehicle that complies with the construction and equipment requirements of the Australian Design Rules can be used to perform the same function."
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