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May 7, 2021

Report: Man runs off after deputy stops his weaving lawnmower

By Shavonne Potts
spotts@salisburypost.com
The Rowan County Sheriff’s Office says a man ran off after deputies stopped him for suspicion of driving while impaired ó on a riding lawn mower.
According to a Sheriff’s Office report, Deputy Michael Hoffman stopped Dennis Ray Julian, 54, who was weaving as he drove a lawn mower down Unity Church Road. The deputy reported Julian appeared to be impaired.
Julian was driving the lawn mower on the wrong side of Unity Church Road, according to the report. He was also trespassing on someone else’s property.
The deputy stopped Julian, spoke with him briefly and began to perform field sobriety tests. Julian asked if he could pull his lawn mower over the side of the road and the deputy said he could.
Then Julian took off and ran into nearby woods, the report said.
Authorities caught and arrested Julian some time later.
He was charged with misdemeanor resisting, obstructing or delaying an officer.
Authorities had the lawn mower towed.

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