Wellford, SC (WSPA) -- A 56-year old South Carolina man is facing one count of driving under the influence after police arrested him as he drove a riding lawnmower on Highway 29 in the Spartanburg County community of Wellford.

Wellford Police say Elliott Robert Conrad III was arrested and booked after he was stopped as he drove the lawnmower down the shoulder of the highway around 6:00 p.m. Monday.

The arresting officer says he noticed cars swerving out of a lane of traffic and then saw the lawnmower in the traffic lane.

The officer says Conrad smelled of alcohol and had slurred speech. Conrad told officers he was on his way home to Lyman.

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