Drunk Driver Blames GPS For Golf Course Detour
“I wasn’t drunk...it was the GPS!” says woman charged with DUI.
Web2Carz Senior Writer
Published: June 24th, 2012
n what surely must go down as one of the most unbelievably bad excuses of all time, a woman whose car ended up stuck in a sand trap on a golf course in Northbridge, Massachusetts claims that her GPS led her astray and that she was not driving drunk. The 46-year-old woman, Patricia Malone was arrested on several counts, and driving under the influence was indeed among them.
Despite her claims of innocence, a Burger King cup filled with alcohol was found in Malone’s Buick, and Malone failed a field sobriety test.
Malone claims that her GPS was behind her driving onto the golf course at a speed of 45 mph. Northbridge Police Officer Randy Lloyd told the Telegram and Gazette that “Ms. Malone stated her GPS had told her to turn left. She stated that this left brought her into a ‘cornfield’ and once she was in the ‘cornfield’ she kept driving trying to get out of her ‘cornfield.’”
Lloyd also said “Ms. Malone stated that she did not even like golf.”
Despite her claims of innocence, a Burger King cup filled with alcohol was found in Malone’s Buick, and Malone failed a field sobriety test. She later admitted to police that she drank a half-liter of vodka earlier that morning. That’s right, that morning.
Malone was held on $10,000 bail after pleading not guilty to charges that included driving with a suspended license and drunk driving. This is Ms. Malone’s fourth DUI.