Police: Drunk drove tractor on beer run

November 17, 2009 6:19:32 AM PST
Pennsylvania State Police say a man was drunk when he hopped on a lawn tractor and drove it to buy more beer. Police say 63-year-old Ford Earl Broome, of Export, was stopped by a state trooper at about 8 p.m. on Sept. 6.

The trooper says he stopped Broome near a tavern, and that Broome smelled of alcohol and appeared to be drunk. Police say Broome denied drinking, but then acknowledged he "drank a little" before driving the tractor to a bar to buy more beer.

Police say Broome's blood-alcohol content was about double the state's legal limit for drivers.

Broome did not immediately return a message left at his house Friday. His preliminary hearing is Dec. 14.

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