Police: Man tried to drive golf cart home

June 23, 2009 at 6:42 PM

RICHFIELD, Wis., June 23 (UPI) -- Police in Wisconsin said they arrested a man who drunkenly tried to drive 40 miles home in a pilfered golf cart after being ditched by a group of "uncles."

Investigators said the 47-year-old man had empty beers in the golf cart when he was pulled over Saturday while driving on southbound state Highway 175 and he told a Washington County sheriff's deputy he was trying to drive home to Milwaukee after being abandoned by his "uncles" at Kettle Hills Golf Course, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reported Tuesday.

The man, who allegedly admitted to the deputy he had consumed at least 10 beers, was pulled over about a mile from the golf course, authorities said. He was arrested on suspicion of second-offense operating a vehicle while intoxicated. He also was cited for open intoxicants in a motor vehicle and failure to stop at a stop sign.

The suspect, whose name was not given, was released into his wife's custody.

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