Originally posted on CBS Detroit:
BLOOMFIELD TWP. (WWJ/AP) - A 47-year-old U.S. Navy veteran who was arrested for allegedly driving a riding lawn mower while intoxicated has issued a plea in the case.
Roy Walton pleaded guilty Wednesday in Oakland County Circuit Court to operating while intoxicated – his third such offense. Judge Wendy Potts told Walton he can expect his sentence to include a minimum of 45 days in jail due to his two previous drunk driving convictions.
Defense lawyer John Secrest sought a 30-day suspended sentence. He told Potts that jail “seemed like a harsh penalty for driving a lawn mower.”