Wednesday, June 28, 2006


I mean, there's some stuff you just can't make up.
A St. Cloud man faces DWI charges after neighbors reported him riding a lawn mower up and down a city street and through people�s yards.

Karl Benjamin Thompson, 24, was passed out in his neighbor�s driveway when police arrived late Tuesday in the 6200 block of Cape East Court. His blood-alcohol level was measured at 0.23, nearly three times the legal limit for driving in Minnesota, said Sgt. Joe Kraayenbrink.

Because Thompson has prior DWI convictions, police seized the lawn mower he was riding, Kraayenbrink said.

Neighbors reported a severely intoxicated man riding a lawn mower up and down the street and through several yards in the neighborhood at about 10:50 p.m. Tuesday, Kraayenbrink said. Police found Thompson passed out on the lawn mower when they arrived. He was taken to Stearns County Jail, where he faces possible charges of driving while intoxicated.
Are you thinking Alice's Restaurant right now? "Son, whatcha in for?" "Mowing while intoxicated." I want to be sure this is preserved so he can explain this to his children some day. Tell them he rehabilitated himself.