Florida Man Hit With DUI For Driving Scooter In Walmart Under The Influence
A Florida Man has been busted and charged with a DUI after driving drunk inside of a Walmart, but not in a normal vehicle.
39-year-old Aaron Gregory was arrested inside a Walmart in Melbourne, about 65 miles south of Orlando. Officers were called to the store around 10am Sunday morning in "reference to an intoxicated male on a motorized scooter," according to the arrest affidavit.
A Walmart security official told officers that responded that Aaron was dangerously driving a Walmart motorized shopping scooter through the store, nearly hitting customers and damaging merchandise.
According to the affidavit, Aaron drove the scooter “down the aisles, running into shelves and displays, and creating a danger for other patrons by almost striking them with the scooter."
Gregory was reportedly so intoxicated that he was barely able to stand by himself and had to be transported out of the store on a stretcher. Officers searched his backpack in the basket of the scooter and found an open bottle of Smirnoff vodka.
Security footage turned over to police showed Gregory “swerving, running into items, and nodding off while driving the motorized scooter."
39-year-old Aaron Gregory was charged with four misdemeanors, including driving under the influence, disorderly intoxication, and possession of an open container of alcohol. He's waiting on a $3000 bond at the Brevard County Jail.
Walmart scooters top out at 10mph and are considered motor vehicles by the Florida penal codes, but we all know that finding a Walmart scooter that goes over 5mph is a miracle.
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