You gotta hand it to Florida, there is really no place in the world quite like it. The same place that houses Disney aka “The happiest place on earth” also houses Ron Desantis aka Less Crazy Trump. They are also the home of some of the best news stories in the world, which brings us to a Florida woman I’ll call Mabel.
TITUSVILLE, Fla. (AP) — A woman with an open bottle of Jack Daniel’s whiskey in a bag was arrested for driving a golf cart on Florida’s busiest interstate while drunk, according to an arrest report.
The 58-year-old woman was arrested Saturday night 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.
According to a Florida Highway Patrol report, a semitruck 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.
Seems old Mabel here couldn’t keep it between the lines and I’m guessing, since she opted to drive a golf cart, this is not her first instance of drinking and driving. Kudos to the truck driver for helping get Mabel off the road safely. This could have ended a lot worse for everyone. As for Mabel…
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