Police arrest getaway lawnmower driver

Police apprehended the man adjacent to the Fadear Park area

Barriere RCMP report that on Friday, Aug. 24, a Barriere male was arrested after fleeing an assault on a ride-on lawnmower; which he was driving up Barriere Town Road.

Police apprehended the man adjacent to the Fadear Park area, where Barriere Bandshell Friday was underway at the time, with a good sized crowd in attendance.

Upon apprehending the man, officers determined he was intoxicated, and he was placed under arrest.

The man was charged with operating a vehicle while impaired, and the lawn mower was impounded.