BELLEVIEW, Fla. – A central Florida man was charged with driving under the influence after authorities say he crashed a stolen riding lawnmower into a school bus.
The Marion County Sheriff's Office reports that 29-year-old Ron Martin and 30-year-old Charlene Mallorey were riding the mower down a Belleview road Wednesday when a deputy responded to the area.
The mower had been reported stolen from an Ocklawaha home earlier that morning.
The deputy reported that Martin smelled like alcohol and was uncooperative.
He refused to take a breath test, and the deputy charged him with DUI, threat to a public servant, criminal mischief and grand theft. He was being held on $14,000 bail.