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Can I Get A DUI On A Golf Cart?

Yes, in Kentucky if you are driving a golf cart you may be charged with DUI. There are, however, many opportunities that an experienced criminal defense attorney may have in having the charges reduced or dismissed. KRS 189A.010 begins that, "a person shall not operate or be in control of a motor vehicle anywhere in this state. . ." Note the news from Brooksville, Florida read in the Miami Herald: BROOKSVILLE, Fla. -- A central Florida man was charged with driving under the influence after authorities say he was caught driving a golf cart the wrong direction on a divided highway. The Hernando County Sheriff's Office reports that a deputy stopped 36-year-old Eric Perez shortly after midnight Saturday. The cart had no lights, and Perez reportedly smelled like alcohol. After failing a series of sobriety tests, Perez was arrested and charged with DUI. When tested at the jail, his blood alcohol level was determined to be 0.251 and 0.242 percent. Florida law considers a driver impaired at 0.08. The golf cart was returned to Frontier Campgrounds in Brooksville. Deputies made arrangements for Perez's passenger to get home. Interestingly, a close reading of the headlines show that this Floridian was traveling on a highway, going the wrong way, and he had a passenger who reportedly was more intoxicated than Mr. Perez. While I have no knowledge, a guess would have the men headed out for a beer run and likely the golf cart was stolen. If you have been charged with DUI on a golf cart or elsewhere, consider hiring an experienced criminal defense attorney who is familiar with state laws and the local bar (pun intended). There are some defenses unique to operating a golf cart in addition to the multitude of defenses available for any DUI. If you have been charged with DUI in Northern Kentucky, contact Michael W. Bouldin at 859-581-6453 (MIKE) or [email protected] for more information and advice.

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