Man Eager For Summer, Arrested On Lawnmower


(ATIKOKAN, ON) – On January 27, 2019 at 7:00 pm, officers of the Atikokan Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) received a report of a possible impaired driver in the Town of Atikokan.


The complainant stated a male was operating a riding lawnmower. Officers located the male on O’Brien Street.

After speaking with a 31 year old driver, he was subsequently arrested at the scene.

Not actual incident, for dramatization.

The driver, 31-year-old David Riding of Atikokan, was transported to the Atikokan Detachment for breath tests. Subsequently he has been charged:

  • Operation while impaired-alcohol contrary to section 320.14(1)(a) of the Criminal Code.
  • Operation while impaired-over 80 contrary to section 320.14(1)(b) of the Criminal Code.

He was released to appear in court on May 29, 2019 in Atikokan Provincial Court to answer to the charges.


Source: OPP


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