A Louisiana man was arrested after stealing an electric powered shopping cart from Walmart to avoid getting a DUI.
The man drove the motorized shopping cart over half a mile away from one bar to another.
A deputy showed up at a bar after receiving a complaint about someone arriving in a shopping cart.
The deputy found the shopping cart parked between two cars in the bar’s parking lot.
The man told the deputy that he was at a different bar and thought that if he drove his car, he could get charged with a DUI. He opted to steal the electric shopping cart instead.
He was charged with unauthorized use of a moveable. That crime is a felony and has a maximum sentence of up to a $5,000 fine and two years in prison.
A first offense of driving while intoxicated is a misdemeanor and has a maximum sentence of up to a $1,000 fine and six months in prison.
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