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Court says riding lawmower not a motor vehicle

5 years ago November 23, 2009 Nov 23, 2009 Monday, November 23 2009 Monday, November 23, 2009 7:39:53 PM EST in News
Source: Associated Press

The Supreme Court of Georgia ruled a riding lawnmower is not a motor vehicle even if you steal it and struck down the conviction of a man who was charged with auto theft for stealing one.  Franklin Lloyd took the mower from Home Depot and because he was a repeat offender, got 10 years in prison.  His lawyer argued Harris should have been charged with theft.  Four high court justices agree a riding lawnmower has a powerful engine and can drive on the streets but it is not a motor vehicle.  Three justices didn't agree saying Georgia law is broad enough to include the mower as a vehicle.

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