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Man charged with driving drunk on stolen mower

BATH, N.Y. — A Steuben County man is in the county jail after state police charged him with drunken driving on a stolen lawnmower.

Troopers say police agencies were told to be on the lookout for a stolen Craftsman lawnmower on Wednesday in the village of Bath, 60 miles southeast of Rochester. Patrols found 28-year-old George Barkley of Bath driving it on a village street.

Police say Barkley was charged with driving while intoxicated and driving without a license. He was arraigned in village court and sent to Steuben County Jail on $1,000 bail or $2,000 bond. He was still there on Sunday.

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