Man arrested for DWI while riding lawnmower

Man arrested for DWI while riding lawnmower
Brian Cheramie is accused of riding a lawnmower while he was drunk. (Source: Lafourche Parish Sheriff's Office)

CUT OFF, LA (WVUE) - Lafourche Parish sheriff's deputies arrested a man riding a lawnmower who was allegedly drunk.

On Saturday at 12:15 a.m., officers say they saw the man lawnmower on the shoulder of LA Highway 3162 in Cut Off.

Deputies observed the man swerve into the westbound lane of traffic and travel back to the shoulder.

Deputies then stopped the man and identified him as Brian Cheramie, 59, of Cut Off. Investigators found Cheramie to have an active Contempt of Court warrant for the Town of Golden Meadow, and he admitted to drinking several beers before riding the lawnmower.

He performed poorly on a field sobriety test, and a breathalyzer test showed him to have a blood alcohol level of 0.144g%.

Cheramie was arrested and booked into the Lafourche Parish Detention Center. His bond is set at $2,800.