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Carroll man arrested for driving mower

Tuesday, October 12, 2004

A man who was arrested for driving his riding lawnmower on the street says he'll fight the charge.

Scott Limbrecht, 44, of Carroll, was stopped by a police officer last month when he drove the mower home from a gas station about 1 1/2 blocks. He said most of the trip was on a sidewalk, but when he pulled into the street, the police showed up.

"I couldn't believe it," he said. "Top speed is 5 mph. I just drove ... to a convenience store to get some gas."

He said he needed to cross the street to get to his mother's house, where the lawn needed mowing.

"It's a 300-pound tractor," Limbrecht said. "I couldn't very well pick it up and shoulder it across the street."

But, his driver's license was revoked for earlier drunken driving and speeding convictions, and that meant he was prohibited from operating a motor vehicle on a public street, police said.

As a result, he was handcuffed and arrested. Limbrecht vows to challenge the definition of a motor vehicle in court.

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