Sunday, January 4, 2015

Rose Bowl Golf Cart popped for California DUI on Pasadena Freeway, lawyers told

The San Diego County DUI Law Center is often asked if a golf cart is considered a vehicle for DUI purposes.  The answer is yes in California, attorneys remind.

A 19-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of DUI after driving a stolen Rose Bowl golf cart onto the 210 Freeway in Pasadena following a college football game on New Year's Day.

California Highway Patrol officers responded after receiving a 911 call from someone who told them they spotted the golf cart on the eastbound 210 near Lake Avenue Thursday night.

A separate 911 call reported that the cart exited the freeway at Hill Street.

CHP officers tracked it down on Corson Street just west of Hill Street and pulled over the driver, Andrew Aldridge, who was the cart's lone occupant.

The Dana Point man allegedly confessed to officers that he took the golf cart from the Rose Bowl, which earlier in the day hosted the playoff semifinal game between the Oregon Ducks and the Florida State Seminoles.

The vehicle had Rose Bowl stickers on the side.

"He took the cart and was trying to get to his car on the other side of Pasadena," CHP Sgt. Mike Munoz told the Los Angeles Times. "It's definitely chalked up as one of the new experiences for a lot of people here."

Aldridge was arrested at around 10:45 p.m. on suspicion of drunk driving. He was booked without incident into the Pasadena Police Department.