Man notches 7th DUI, this one on lawn mower

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CLINTON, Tenn. - It was Lonnie Michael Haney's seventh drunken driving conviction that got him sent to prison. It was on a lawn mower.

Anderson County District Attorney Dave Clark told The Knoxville News Sentinel the court sent Haney "back to 'Go,'" a reference to the board game Monopoly.

In a plea bargain Monday, the 48-year-old Haney pleaded guilty in exchange for a two-year sentence and $3,000 in fines.

An Anderson County deputy, who knew Haney's driving license had been suspended, saw him on a John Deere riding mower on the shoulder of a road in Oak Ridge in August 2010. The deputy said Haney's speech was slurred, his eyes bloodshot and he didn't do well in field sobriety tests.

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Haney must serve 30 percent of his term before release.

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