MCSO: Key West man arrested for DUI after being stopped in stolen golf cart

KEY WEST Fla. – A man from Key West who was driving a golf cart was arrested on Saturday for DUI, authorities said.

According to Monroe County Sheriff’s Office deputies, 20-year-old James Riley Jackson was taken into custody after he was stopped on U.S. 1 while driving a golf cart that had been stolen from the Key West Golf Club.

Authorities received reports of a drunk man driving a golf cart, leaving a Key Haven Shell gas station and caught up with Jackson around Mile Marker 5, deputies said.

Deputies said there were several opened and unopened bottles of alcohol inside the golf cart, which they described as having a dented and bent roof and damaged front wheels. It was also missing a portion of its windshield.

Reports of damage at the Key West Golf Club, as well as a stolen golf cart, are part of the investigation, authorities said.

Jackson faces charges of DUI, larceny, vehicle theft, criminal mischief with property damage, possession of a fake ID and possession of alcohol while underage.

He was taken to jail without further incident, deputies said.

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