“Old mate” had been drinking prior to his service station visit, police said. (Supplied: Tasmania Police)
A man who drove a ride-on lawnmower into a service station for a refuelling has had his boozy jaunt cut short by Tasmanian police.
CCTV footage of the man driving the ride-on mower into a Lindisfarne service station was posted on the police Facebook page.
Just after midnight on Sunday, October 1, the unidentified man pulled up to a fuel bowser, with a second man accompanying him on foot close behind.
Police officers then pull alongside them in a van.
“Mate, we suggest getting a ride not a ride-on!” police wrote in their post.
“Organising a designated driver does not mean John Deere.”
Finally, they quipped:
“Old mate was already on the gas when he decided to ride his lawnmower to his local service station to fill up.”
Police said the man returned a blood-alcohol reading of 0.143 and has been charged with exceeding the prescribed alcohol limit and driving an unregistered and uninsured vehicle.
Police speak to a man who rode a lawnmower into a Tasmanian service station, as his companion watches on. (Supplied: Tasmania Police)