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Drunk Genius Takes Freeway In Stolen Rose Bowl Golf Cart To Get To His Car, CHP Says

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Aerial shot of the Rose Bowl (Photo by Doc Searls via the Creative Commons on Flickr)
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An allegedly drunk man was pulled over on the 210 Freeway last night after commandeering a stolen golf cart from the Rose Bowl, authorities say. He was arrested on suspicion of drunken driving.

Witnesses reported seeing a golf cart in the slow lane on the eastbound 210 Freeway with its lights off around 10:10 p.m., according to City News Service. The CHP said it looks like he was trying to drive to his parking spot (which no doubt was quite a trek on New Year's Day in Pasadena).

"He took the cart and was trying to get to his car on the other side of Pasadena," CHP Sgt. Mike Munoz told the Los Angeles Times. "It's definitely chalked up as one of the new experiences for a lot of people here."

Officers pursued him for about a mile in a "slow-speed chase" before the driver stopped, Reuters reports. The driver finally exited at Hill Avenue, the Times says.

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Andrew Aldridge, 19, of Dana Point was arrested at 10:45 p.m. on suspicion of drunken driving, KTLA reports. No word on whether he was celebrating Oregon's win or drowning his sorrows for Florida State. The golf cart was impounded.