Local man arrested for driving a lawnmower while intoxicated

Image Courtesy, The Edina Sentinel

A Heartland man was arrested for driving a lawnmower while intoxicated.

According to an arrest report from Knox County Sheriff Robert Becker, Harold Dever, 64, of Edina was arrested on Thursday around 7:20 p.m. on North Second and East Monticello Streets by the Edina Police Department.

He's accused of driving a lawnmower while intoxicated - persistent offender. Dever was issued a citation and released. He is scheduled to appear in court on May 15.

The lawnmower was impounded at the Edina Police Department.

Becker added in the arrest report that the department does offer rides to those who need them.

"Since the last issuance of this report, we have given one ride home to an intoxicated individual who called the Sheriff’s Office for a ride. We offer this service to individuals depending on the availability of our officers. The safety of our citizens is of the utmost importance," Becker wrote. "I would like to take the time to remind citizens driving while intoxicated is a selfish crime endangering the lives of our families, friends and members of the community."

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