A drunk Louisiana man was arrested after he allegedly stole a motorized shopping cart from a local Walmart store and rode it half a mile to a local bar to avoid getting a DWI. Kendell Williams, 32, was taken into custody after the Terrebonne Parish Sheriff’s Office was alerted to his arrival at the bar in the cart just after midnight. Upon the deputy’s arrival, the shopping cart was parked between two cars in the parking lot, ABC Action News reports.
- The bar wasn’t Williams’ first stop. While Williams was arrested at a bar in Houma, that wasn’t his first stop. He told investigators that he’d actually been at another bar earlier in the evening and realized he was drunk, which led him to steal the shopping cart.
- At least he was trying to be safe? Needless to say, getting behind the wheel of a car when you’ve had even a sip of alcohol is a terrible idea. Williams may have been acting out of a desire not to get in trouble when he decided not to drive to the next bar, but that decision could have saved multiple lives that night.
- Of course, driving a shopping cart could also be dangerous. Depending on where he was driving the cart – on the street would have been a big no-no – it also could have been dangerous to others. Thankfully, it seems no one was hurt.
- Williams was arrested and booked into prison. He was booked on a charge of unauthorized use of a moveable, which is considered a felony in the state of Louisiana. His bond was set at $2,500.