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Man on driving lawnmower charged with DWI

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Edward Duke, 60 Edward Duke, 60

Houma, La. - A 60-year-old Houma man was arrested early Tuesday morning on charges of DWI, after he was pulled over on a riding lawnmower.  Houma Police say Edward Duke was driving the lawnmower shortly after midnight on Barrow Street near the power plant.  A Houma Police officer, who was patrolling the area, says he almost crashed into the lawnmower because there were no working lights on the mower.  

Officer Toups, who conducted a traffic stop on the lawnmower says he noticed Duke had a prosthetic leg and appeared to be intoxicated. He conducted field sobriety tests on Duke and subsequently arrested for DWI.

Duke was then transported to the Houma Police Department where he refused to take the chemical test for intoxication.  As part of its investigation, Officer Toups discovered that Duke had an outstanding warrant for 1st offense DWI through New Mexico in 2007.

He was charged with DWI 2nd offense and operating an unsafe vehicle. He was transported to the Terrebonne Parish Jail. 

 

 

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