Man notches 7th DUI, this one on lawn mower

CLINTON, Tenn. (AP) -- It was Lonnie Michael Haney's seventh drunken driving conviction that got him sent to prison. It was on a lawn mower.

Anderson County District Attorney Dave Clark told The Knoxville News Sentinel the court sent Haney "back to `Go,"' a reference to the board game Monopoly.

In a plea bargain Monday, the 48-year-old Haney pleaded guilty in exchange for a two-year sentence and $3,000 in fines.

An Anderson County deputy, who knew Haney's driving license had been suspended, saw him on a John Deere riding mower on the shoulder of a road in Oak Ridge in August 2010. The deputy said Haney's speech was slurred, his eyes bloodshot and he didn't do well in field sobriety tests.

Haney must serve 30 percent of his term before release.


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