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PD: Man Drove Lawn Mower While on Drugs

Police say Claude Spaulding showed signs of impairment and screened for driving under the influence of drugs

Claude Spaulding
Vermont State Police

Police say a man operating a lawnmower on a road in Vermont has been accused of driving under the influence of drugs.

The Burlington Free Press reports police say 67-year-old Claude Spaulding, of Bristol, was stopped Monday after they got a report that a man was driving the John Deere lawnmower down the town's main thoroughfare.

Police say Spaulding showed signs of impairment and screened for driving under the influence of drugs. A court date is pending results from the state forensic lab.

According to necn affiliate WPTZ, Spaulding was arrested June 13 after police say he drove a tractor to a supermarket whhile under the influence of drugs.

It wasn't immediately known if Spaulding had a lawyer. A phone number rang unanswered Tuesday.

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