HOUMA, La. -- The Houma Police Department arrested a man for driving a lawnmower while intoxicated.
On Tuesday around 12:30 a.m., Officer Michael Toups was on patrol on Barrow Street near the power plant when he nearly crashed into a lawnmower that was traveling in the northbound lane without any type of vehicle lights, according to a statement from police.
Officer Toups conducted a traffic stop and identified the driver as 60-year-old Edward Duke, according to a statement from police. Officers noticed Duke appeared to be intoxicated. Duke was given a the field sobriety test. After which, he was arrested him for driving while intoxicated.
Duke was transported to the Houma Police Department where he refused to take the chemical test for intoxication, according to police.
Officer Toups also discovered that Duke has an outstanding warrant for a DWI in New Mexico from 2007, according to police. He was then charged with DWI second offense and operating an unsafe vehicle, and transported to Terrebonne Parish Jail.