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Man stole electric shopping cart, drove it to bar to avoid DWI

4 years 8 months 1 week ago Monday, November 04 2019 Nov 4, 2019 November 04, 2019 12:17 PM November 04, 2019 in News
Source: WBRZ
Photo: Terrebonne Parish Sheriff's Office/Mike Mozart

HOUMA - A Livingston Parish man was arrested Sunday after he allegedly stole an electric shopping cart from a Walmart because he thought it would save him from getting arrested for drunk driving.

The Terrebonne Parish Sheriff's Office says it responded to a bar along Corporate Drive in Houma around midnight after getting a report that someone had shown up in the parking lot riding the stolen cart. Deputies found the cart taking up one of the parking spots outside the bar.

Deputies soon confronted 32-year-old Brice Williams of Denham Springs, who was suspected of taking the cart for a joyride. Williams admitted to stealing the cart from the nearby Walmart, saying he had come from another bar and feared he would get arrested if he drove his own vehicle in his inebriated state. 

Williams was booked on one count of unauthorized use of a moveable. His bond was set at $2,500. 

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