Rensselaer County Man Charged For DWI On A Farm Tractor
No matter what vehicle someone is operating, driving under the influence is driving under the influence.
A tractor taking it easy down the road is something we are used to in New York. A tractor warming up its tires NASCAR style on the road? Not so much.
According to a New York State Police press release a Petersburg was taken into custody on Monday for allegedly operating his 1982 red Hesston Tractor with a blood alcohol level almost 4 times the legal limit. Steven Harrison was spotted swerving the tractor on the road and failed a field sobriety test when he was pulled over by state troopers. He was found to have a .31% blood alcohol level and charged for aggravated driving while intoxicated. If you are not familiar with Petersburg, it is located out past Brunswick right near the Massachusetts and Vermont borders.
It is no surprise considering the size and scope of a tractor an operator can get a DWI behind the wheel of one. According to IntoxaLock "Most states require DUI tickets to be issued for operating any mode of transportation while under the influence." This applies to bicycles, lawn tractors, snowmobiles, and even horseback riding in some states. The moral of the story? No matter what the mode of transportation, for your safety and those around you, don't jump on that ride under the influence. It could end up costing you big time! Even if it seems as harmless as pulling a George Jones to drive your John Deere to the liquor store.
See Pictures of Jason Aldean's Amazing New Mansion:
LOOK: Famous Historic Homes in Every State
LOOK: Here are the 50 best beach towns in America