I’m worried this news didn’t break in time for Conan O’Brien to investigate while he was in town. Carl Willis of WSB TV reports:
Golf carts were involved in nearly 15 percent of Peachtree City’s DUIs in 2012.
“Unfortunately, it’s public perception to some that it’s not a big deal to drive intoxicated in a golf cart, but we feel it’s a little more aggravating because we have intermingling of pedestrians and bicyclists and skateboarders on our cart paths,” Brown said.
“We’ve had serious injuries, we’ve had deaths on our cart path system in the past, so we just want people to understand those are vehicles,” Brown said. Police said impaired drivers can also harm themselves in a vehicle that wasn’t built to withstand a crash.
Those moving to or visiting Peachtree City need to understand that golf cart DUI is a serious matter. In addition to carrying all of the legal burden and punishment of a DUI in any other motor vehicle, those operating golf carts on the city’s paths while impaired are subject to a five stroke penalty for the first offense, with repeat offenders barred from morning and weekend tee times.