An Augusta man was charged with operating under the influence while riding a lawnmower on a public road Monday. Credit: Courtesy of the Augusta Police Department

An Augusta man fired up his lawnmower and went for a ride — in the dead of winter — leading to a drunken driving arrest, police said.

The Augusta Police Department posted a photo on Monday of two police cruisers pulling over a small riding lawnmower.

Edson Moody, 44, was issued a summons and his tractor was towed away, said Deputy Police Chief Kevin Lully.

Police said people are occasionally arrested for operating under the influence on a lawnmower on a public road in the summer. But it’s rare to find someone on a riding lawnmower in the winter.

It’s unclear where Moody was headed during winter conditions. A phone number for Moody couldn’t be located.