Murray discusses golf-cart caper

Sept. 4, 2007 at 6:49 PM
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VENICE, Italy, Sept. 4 (UPI) -- U.S. actor Bill Murray admits being under the influence when police nabbed him as he merrily ferried people through downtown Stockholm, Sweden, on a golf car.

The "Caddyshack" and "Rushmore" star took time out from promoting his new movie, “The Darjeeling Limited,” at the Venice Film Festival to talk to reporters about last month’s headline-making escapade.

Murray said he was merely giving some revelers a ride on their way back from a party, following his appearance at the Scandinavian Masters Tournament, E! Online reported Tuesday.

"I ended up stopping and dropping people off on the way, like a bus," said Murray.

Authorities caught up to him as he was dropping off the last couple at a 7-Eleven.

"(The police) asked me to come over, and they assumed I was drunk, and I explained to them that I was a golfer," Murray said.

They asked him to submit to a breath test, however, Murray refused, citing U.S. law.

Instead, he submitted to a blood test and signed a statement acknowledging he was operating the cart under the influence.

He also agreed to let a police officer plead guilty for him should the case go to trial.

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