Golf Cart Driver Arrested for DUI


A woman in White Lake, Michigan is facing DUI charges after crashing her golf cart into a parked car this past weekend.

The woman had allegedly been under the influence of alcohol when, on March 27th, she crashed her golf cart into a parked 2015 Buick Encore. The owners of the Buick called the police.

When the police arrived, they found the woman parked in the street. According to Lt. Daniel Kellar, they smelled the odor of alcohol on the woman. The woman subsequently failed field sobriety tests and registered a blood alcohol content of 0.10 percent. She is now facing DUI charges.

I know what you’re thinking. Do California DUI laws apply to people who drive golf carts?

Although California DUI law requires that a person drive a “vehicle,” California Vehicle Code Section 670 defines a “vehicle” as “a device by which any person or property may be propelled, moved, or drawn upon a highway, excepting a device moved exclusively by human power or used exclusively upon stationary rails or tracks.”

Since a golf cart is a device which a person can propel down a highway, yes, you can get also get a DUI here in California for driving a golf cart while under the influence or with a blood alcohol content of 0.08 percent.

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