Man charged with DWI on lawn mower

Staff Report

Mount Airy police charged a local man Monday night with driving while impaired on a lawn mower.

Roger Allen Beall, 40, of 118 Efland Lane, drew the suspicion of a city policeman while traveling west on East Pine Street N.C. 103 about 8 p.m. Monday on a black Craftsman DYT4000 riding mower.

The mower allegedly was weaving on the right side of the roadway as Beall headed into the city limits, according to a report filed by Officer J.W. Watson. A 24-ounce beer also was observed in the cup holder of the mower, based on the report.