July 4th Fireworks Led to Golf Cart Tragedy
Perhaps you may remember that I mentioned a story I found about how a fellow Minnesotan managed to impale himself while driving his golf cart? I thought you did. Unfortunately it wasn’t someone from Wisconsin and idiots on golf carts are staring to look like a trend.
Well here we go again. Now another Minnesotan, this time from Faribault, has been killed after falling out a golf cart during July 4th activities. He in fact fell backward out of the cart.
Standard golf carts are set so they can’t go faster than 14 ½ MPH and the back of most golf carts have some kind of rack behind them for the rigolf bags so falling out the back is quite an accomplishment. Unfortunately this gentleman wasn’t sitting in the golf cart, he was standing where the bags go.
His “friend” was a 47-year-old man from Richfield who was arrested at the scene. Over the weekend he was held without bail in the Rice County jail on suspicion of fifth-degree driving under the influence and criminal vehicular homicide following a death.
I didn’t realize that there were five degrees of DWI. I thought driving while intoxicated was DWI, unless it’s driving under the influence (DUI). Isn’t being drunk the same as being under the influence? I’m confused as to the difference.
The decedent had recently moved from Hollandale to Faribault to work at the local prison. Makes me feel really good about who is managing our prison system. Probably was interviewed by the same employment agency as folks that screen our bags at the airport.
Seems that all the elements were there for a tragedy; 4th of July fireworks, campground, dnking, country bumpkins, worked for the prison system, golf cart. Can you say redneck?
Wow is all I have to say.
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Now that I think about it, I should have blamed John Adams and Thomas Jefferson for this tragedy.
Actually - if there wasn't a United States, there wouldn't be a MINNESOTA...period. ;)
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