Man arrested for allegedly Driving Drunk inside a Wal-Mart

Cars Aren’t The Only Form of DUI

The store manager of a Florida Wal-Mart contacted officers of the Brooksville Police Department saying that there is a man in the mart who is under the influence and he is riding around in a motorized shopping cart while allegedly drinking an alcoholic beverage he took off of the shelf.

The man was identified as Timothy Carr on the arrival of police. Police also observed that Carr was also knocking items off the shelves with the cart causing damage. When police stopped Carr, he told them that he did not have money to pay for the alcoholic beverage he took off the shelf. Carr is a transient.

The incident took place on Sunday night before 9 o’ clock inside the Wal-Mart at 7305 Broad Street.

Carr was arrested by police from the Wal-Mart for disorderly intoxication and retail theft. He was sent to Hernando county Jail on $2,150.00 bond.

Police told that Carr’s criminal record showed that he had two prior convictions for retail theft which made this current offense a felony.

This kind of incident is not the only one of its kind in crime history. In May 2012, Joel K. Bruss of Minnesota was found guilty of driving a Zamboni drunk. Bruss’s blood-alcohol level during arrest was 0.32 percent which is four times over Minnesota’s legal driving limit.

Similarly in 2009, a man was charged with driving under the influence after he crashed a motorized bar stool powered by a deconstructed lawn mower. He belonged to Ohio.

Author: Amir Ladan
A former assistant state attorney for Orange/Osceola Counties, Amir has handled thousands of cases and dozens of trials, ranging from DUI and traffic offenses to murder, in both adult and juvenile court.

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