WILLARD, Mo. | A 58-year-old man accused of drinking while driving a lawn mower has been charged with assaulting a southwest Missouri law enforcement officer.
The Springfield News Leader reported that the misdemeanor charge was filed this past week against Richard A. Roller of Willard.
Willard police came across Roller in May after receiving a report of a mower nearly hitting a vehicle. Officer Jason Hobbs said Roller had a bottle of alcohol in his hand at the time of the stop.
Roller is accused of assaulting another officer during the ensuing investigation.
No attorney was listed for Roller in online court records.