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Man Arrested for DUI in Electric Shopping Cart

Posted by Aaron J. Wolff | Jul 01, 2013 | 0 Comments

An Alaska man was charged with a DUI after being arrested for drunk driving in a motorized shopping cart, reports The Washington Times.

Along with the DUI charge, 63-year-old Merrill Moses was also charged with trying to make a getaway with stolen cookies and cake mix. Moses was reportedly well-known at the grocery store as being a troublemaker. In the past, he allegedly tried to run over employees who attempted to stop him from driving drunk in the same shopping cart.

A preliminary test of Moses' blood alcohol level revealed that he was riding the shopping cart at nearly four times the legal limit. He has a record for drunk driving, drinking in public, and violating open container laws.

It's always strange to read about someone getting arrested for drunk driving in something other than a car. However, these arrests do happen. Individuals have been arrested for drunk driving vehicles like a horse a buggy, wheelchair, and even electric shopping cart. In addition, we wrote just last month of how a passenger in a car was charged with driving drunk when she momentarily took over the wheel for her sober and texting friend.

Generally, someone may be arrested for a DUI in Washington state if they are impaired while operating a vehicle. A vehicle is not necessarily limited to a car. In addition, someone could face charges even if their blood alcohol level is below 0.08. Basically, if your driving is impaired by alcohol, you could be charged with a crime regardless of your specific blood alcohol content.

If you have any questions about a DUI, contact a Seattle DUI defense attorney at Wolff Criminal Defense. Every DUI case is unique, and we will utilize our expertise in defending your case. Contact us at 425-284-2000 to schedule a consultation.

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Aaron J. Wolff

A former DUI prosecutor, Aaron Wolff has over 18 years of experience in representing people accused of DUI and is recognized as one of the leading defense lawyers in Washington State. His relentless and passionate advocacy has lead to superb ratings and outstanding reviews from former clients.


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