Lawnmower driver faces new charge after DUI arrest

A Holmes Beach man, Jack Scott Pritchard, 75, was arrested on a charge of driving under the influence of alcohol for a fourth or subsequent violation.

Pritchard was arrested July 3 for driving a lawnmower under the influence of alcohol in Holmes Beach.

Upon reviewing an HBPD report, the prosecuting attorney updated the charges, resulting in a warrant and Pritchard was again arrested Aug. 1 at his residence by Holmes Beach police officers. He was transported to the Manatee County jail and released the next day on $1,500 bond.

Pritchard’s arraignment had been set for Aug. 4, but was postponed due to the updated charge. A new date had not been released by press time for The Islander.

— ChrisAnn Allen