My readers are all well familiar with “Florida Man” stories and the tales they tell of stupid and incredible things that could only happen in the Sunshine State. As it turns out, Florida women can often take us on a similar ride – sometimes literally – as a Florida woman was recently arrested for driving drunk – in a GOLF CART – on the state’s busiest interstate; I-95!
The 58-year-old woman was arrested on the shoulder of Interstate 95. She is now facing misdemeanor charges of disorderly intoxication in a public place and resisting an officer without violence. State Troopers say that the woman had an open bottle of Jack Daniel’s whiskey in a bag when she was arrested for driving a golf cart on Florida’s busiest interstate while drunk.
According to a Florida Highway Patrol report, a semi-truck driver spotted the woman driving in the golf cart in the center lane of Interstate 95 in Brevard County, which is the heart of Florida’s Space Coast. The truck driver “advised she observed the driver of the golf cart passing out while driving,” the report said.
The truck driver used her semi to steer the golf cart to the shoulder of the interstate, troopers said.
Once on the shoulder, the truck driver grabbed the keys to the golf cart as the woman tried to drive away. Once troopers arrived at the scene, the woman started arguing with them and insisted she needed her bag. Inside the bag, troopers found an open bottle of Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Fire Whiskey, authorities said.
Interstate 95, which stretches up and down the East Coast, is Florida’s busiest interstate highway, according to the Federal Highway Administration.