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Man Charged For Allegedly Driving Motorized Shopping Cart While Drunk

FAIRBANKS, Alaska, (UPI) —  A 63-year-old man was arrested in Fairbanks, Alaska, for allegedly trying to drive a motorized shopping cart while drunk, police said.

Merrill Keith Moses, of Fairbanks, was arrested Wednesday night after attempting to drive the cart into traffic in a grocery store parking lot, the Fairbanks (Alaska) News-Miner reported.

“When an officer arrived, a store employee was holding onto the handlebars of the cart to keep the suspect from driving any further,” said Sgt. Bruce Barnette at the Fairbanks Police Department.

A store employee told police that Moses regularly drives a  motorized shopping cart while intoxicated and that he has previously tried to run over store employees when they attempted to stop him.

Moses was put through a sobriety test at the scene, which he failed, police said. He was also given a preliminary Breathalyzer test, which measured his breath-alcohol content at .310 percent — nearly four times the legal limit of .08 percent.

Police said Moses later refused to give an official breath sample at police headquarters.

Moses was charged with driving under the influence of alcohol, as well as refusal to submit to a chemical breath test and shoplifting.

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