A 22 year old man was arrested in Arlington, VA and charged with a DUI on a stolen golf cart.
The story is reported very briefly in the Washington Post crime scene section. It’s hard to say which element of the story is the most odd, there is a lot of strangeness packed into this small report.
A DUI on a golf cart may be the least odd element. After all, a golf cart is considered a motor vehicle under Virginia law, therefore driving any motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol could be considered a DUI.
He stole the golf cart from a mall, and apparently drove away from it, on a normal street. That is something you don’t hear every day, either. The theft means he is also charged with grand larceny, as the golf cart is certainly valued at well over $200, and qualifies under Virginia larceny laws.
The last bizarre charge is that is was also charged with driving on a suspended license. It wouldn’t occur to most people that you actually need to have a driver’s license to operate a golf card, but perhaps if you drive it on a public road, you do.
We look forward to reading more about the outcome of this tale.