Man driving under the influence hits lawn mower

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FAIRBANKS, Alaska Alaska State Troopers arrested a man early Tuesday morning after he allegedly crashed into a lawn mower.

Charging documents said that Luke Hanson of Fairbanks was driving near the Turtle Club when he went off the road and hit a lawn mower. The owner of the mower called troopers and told them that he thought the driver was laying down in the vehicle.

Troopers arrived on scene and found Hanson asleep in his car with loud music playing. Hanson was unresponsive when troopers attempted to wake him and they had to pull him from the vehicle onto the grass.

Once on the grass Hanson woke up and said he didn't know where he was. He said he was at the mine where he worked and according to troopers was unaware he was not at the mine. He admitted to drinking two IPA beers. Hanson blew a breath sample of 0.240, three times over the legal limit.

He was taken to the Fairbanks Correctional Center, and charged with driving under the influence. He was also required to have an ignition interlock device from previous DUI convictions. His vehicle did not have the device and he was charged with Driving while license is revoked and driving without an IID.