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    New law in redneck North Carolina makes DWI on a lawn mower or bicycle illegal...

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- You need to know about several state laws that take effect today in North Carolina.

    Teenage drivers can no longer talk on a cell phone behind the wheel.

    The law effects teens under the age of 18.

    There are a few exceptions to the law.

    Teens will be able to use their cell phone for an emergency or to call their parents or guardians.

    A second new law going into effect today, helps state law enforcement agents track violent sexual predators.

    Beginning today, agents will use new GPS devices to track habitual and violent sex offenders.

    Its a lifelong tracking system for offenders.

    A new seatbelt law now requires passengers in the back seat of a vehicle to wear a seatbelt.

    Until now, only people in the front seats and children under 16 had to buckle up.

    Troopers will hand out warnings beginning today.

    Finally, it's now against to law to drive or operate a bicycle or lawn mower if you are legally drunk.
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    How about riding a horse drunk? Is that still legal?


    I mean I think one county convicted a guy at one point, but several years later a different county said it wasnt against the law because the guy doesnt physically operate a horse, he will go home on his own.

    Just wondered.
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    I guess that's one way to get teenagers to put their folks on speed dial. See lights, call mom, waste everyone's time in traffic court challenging call times on phone bills.

    State legislator here introduced a bill last session to ban listening to mp3 players while driving. I'm pretty sure he was trying to stop people from listening through headphones (which I already thought was covered anyway) - but of course the idjit didn't write the bill that way. I listen to podcasts and audiobooks - if the bill had passed as written I'd be in violation for playing them through the radio via a FM transmitter.

    I got those podcasts off the internet...you know, that series of tubes...

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    Quote Originally Posted by BigDawg3533 View Post
    How about riding a horse drunk? Is that still legal?


    I mean I think one county convicted a guy at one point, but several years later a different county said it wasnt against the law because the guy doesnt physically operate a horse, he will go home on his own.

    Just wondered.
    Well since the horse ingests grass it could qualify as a mammalian lawn mower, right?

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    In Georgia, the DUI statute states "any motor vehicle" and our state supreme court has upheld that this includes lawnmowers.
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    I went to check to make sure the lawnmower/bike thing only applied to public property...

    That list left out what I consider to be a big one.

    Funeral conduct

    Individuals could face a misdemeanor disorderly conduct charge if they engage in any yelling, abusive language or display visual images within 300 feet of a funeral or memorial site. The law applies to one hour before the funeral and one hour after it ends.

    The law was passed in response to protests by members of an anti-gay church at funerals of members of the armed forces, according to the Associated Press.


    Curious the AP didn't name the Westboro Wackos by name.

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    The scary part is that this is actually a problem in NC.

    Big Dawg, you can still ride your horse drunk. The general idea is the horse is smarter than you when you are drunk.
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    Well from my persective, everything is gauged by HORSEPOWER. Driving a horse is one hp. I have read where the Amish have been arrested for DWI in Pa. Also I do know an individual in this county that was arrested for DUI several years ago

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    What about when the horse is drunk?

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    Quote Originally Posted by BugEyedBeast View Post
    Curious the AP didn't name the Westboro Wackos by name.
    I've been noticing that more lately. They threatened to pay a visit here to disrupt a funeral of a local soldier. Our agency set up a special detail (with lots of warning about their fondness for lawsuits) and the Patriot Guard showed up too. They didn't show.
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    I miss NC, I loved it there. Now I won't move back because my god given right to be loaded and drive a mower is being infringed on! IAN HELP!
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    In Oregon DUI applies to any vehicle, not just motor vehicles. And a vehicle is defined as any vessel that can be used to convey people or goods upon a highway. I'd say a horse meets that description, and it's my life-long goal to arrest a DUI off a horse.
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    Y'all think the lawn mower thing is funny, but unfortunately it's gospel around here. One of my neighbors, elderly man, he lost his license and drives his riding lawn mower everywhere. Talk about scaring the sh*t out of ya, when ya top a hill doing the speed limit and there's that dang lawn mower putting along. It's a thousand wonders he hasn't been ran over yet. Now, I am pretty positive he does not drink and ride but geese....


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    I drive a lot of miles on gravel roads. Unimproved grades where even though you're looking a set of dim headlights won't warn you of oncoming traffic. Sometimes the reflection off the underside of the power lines along the road doesn't warn - so while the normal traffic route is right up the center you still cheat to the right enough you can react.

    Tractors without lights or reflective signing, cows, deer, farm dogs are just bonus challenges. I'm sure I wouldn't last a minute in LA traffic - nor they here.

    Drunk guy on a riding mower would be one of my easier obstacles to deal with, but that's me - not everyone runs the same gauntlet I do, so have fun arresting him. Just make sure to keep your feet away from the mower deck.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Terminator View Post
    Finally, it's now against to law to drive or operate a bicycle or lawn mower if you are legally drunk.
    Yeah, if I recall something screwy like that is on the books here in Colorado too... Our department sort of took care of that with a very clear section in the Operations Manual stating that we had better not arrest someone for DUI on a bicycle (we just use Detox instead... most of our drunks beg us to take them to jail rather than Detox anyway, so the point is still made).

    I knew a few people in college (out of state) who had been busted for DUI on a bike, so apparently it is an enforceable law in a few other places as well.

    Personally, I think DUI on a bike just makes the offender a likely candidate for a Darwin Award.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rhino View Post
    In Georgia, the DUI statute states "any motor vehicle" and our state supreme court has upheld that this includes lawnmowers.
    Same in Louisiana,with vehicle being described as "any means of conveyance"hence the arrest,by NOPD of an elevator operator at Charity Hospital of N.O.,and subsequent conviction.

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    If a person is cutting their grass and having a few beers while riding around.... what's the problem? If they cause any problems get them on public intox...

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    I got a DUI on my bike in FL. When the SP's (hated the 50 man Marine Unit on their base) stopped me and told me to set the bike aside put my feet together yada yada yada. I refused every test told them to take a hike and started walking. Next thing I knew I was in the brig. A very angry Major came to pick me up in the morning. It was all tossed when I went to the hearing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Iron Man View Post
    If a person is cutting their grass and having a few beers while riding around.... what's the problem? If they cause any problems get them on public intox...
    In Oregon, DUI is enforceable on any premesis open to the public. So you can be as drunk as you want mowing your own yard. But you can't drive it down the road drunk, or through a private parking lot that's open to the public.
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    This may mean that Brad can never legally cut his grass again

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