In Florida, if you drive a golf cart while under the influence of drugs and/or alcohol, you could be arrested and charged with a crime. The laws concerning this type of offense are the same as those involving a DUI in a vehicle. As with operating a car, truck, van, or other vehicles, if you have a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of .08 or more, or have an amount of drugs or alcohol in your system that impairs your normal faculties, while behind the wheel of a golf cart, an officer could stop you on suspicion of drunk or drugged driving.
The penalties for this offense are serious, resulting in jail time and fines. As such, having a lawyer on your side who will fight the allegations is important. At the Law Office of Jody L. Fisher, we will be dedicated to working toward a favorable outcome in your case.
Speak with our team today by calling us at (352) 503-4111.
What Is a Vehicle?
Florida Statute 316.193 prohibits a person from driving or being in physical control of a vehicle while under the influence of drugs and/or alcohol. Under statute 316.003, a vehicle is defined as a device that can transport a person or property along a highway. Because of this broad definition, a golf cart is included in the term vehicle.
What Are the Consequences of a Golf Cart DUI?
Regardless of whether the golf cart was moving or stationary, whether you were on a golf course or in your own driveway, an officer can make an arrest if they suspect you had an intoxicating substance in your system. Additionally, even though you were in a golf cart as opposed to a car, truck, or other motor vehicle, you could still face the same punishments as a regular DUI.