WELLS -- Police arrested a Wells man on a drunk driving charge July 6 after a homeowner reported the man was mowing a lawn with a riding lawnmower without consent.
Two officers went to the residence where they arrested Michael Goode, 57, of 388 Lindsey Road, on two Class C felony charges: operating under the influence with three prior arrests and operating after license revoked as a habitual offender
“Believe it or not, if you are operating a riding lawnmower it is considered a motor vehicle under state statue,” Wells Police Lt. Gerald Congdon said.
Police said they found Goode just after 5:30 a.m
. with the mower at the home.
At the residence, officers spoke with the homeowner and Goode, who told police he had driven the mower down the road from his own residence.
There had been “issues” between Goode and the homeowner in the past, according to Congdon.
Goode was taken to York County Jail in lieu of a $2,000 cash bond.
He is scheduled for an initial appearance on Aug. 18 in York County Superior Court.