Can people in Florida get a DUI driving a golf cart? This Key West man got his answer, deputies say.
Following reports of a drunken driver leaving a Shell gas station at Key Haven around 5 p.m. Saturday, Monroe County deputies stopped James Riley Jackson as he was driving a Key West Golf Club golf cart near mile marker 5 on northbound US 1, also called the Overseas Highway.
Deputies say the 20-year-old, who is legally not old enough to drink alcohol, had numerous opened and unopened bottles of alcoholic beverages in the golf cart. The golf cart’s roof was dented and bent, a portion of its windshield was missing and the front wheels were damaged, the deputies noted.
“The Key West Police Department is investigating reports of earlier damage done to the Key West Golf Club course as well as a stolen golf cart,” the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office said Sunday in a news release.
Jackson was arrested and charged with DUI, larceny, vehicle theft, criminal mischief/property damage, possession of alcohol while underage and possession of a fake ID.
Attorney information for Jackson wasn’t immediately available.
This article will be updated as more information is available.