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Pennsylvania Man Charged With DUI — On Riding Lawn Mower

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MURRYSVILLE, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania man has been charged with driving drunk while carrying an open can of beer—on a riding lawn mower.

Online court records don’t list an attorney for 55-year-old Thomas Marrone, of Murrysville. He faces a preliminary hearing Tuesday on charges including driving under the influence and driving with a suspended license.

Murrysville police say they found Marrone driving the mower along a road just before 1:30 a.m. Aug. 30.

Police say Marrone smelled of alcohol and had an open can of Coors Light beer in the mower’s storage compartment as he told them he was driving home—some 6.4 miles away.

Marrone didn’t immediately return a call to his home phone Thursday.

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