A drunken ride in a golf cart through the CBD mall that was allegedly stolen from the iconic music festival ends with the arrest of two interstate tourists: watch the terrifying images
- Two tourists allegedly stole golf cart
- CCTV captured a joyride through Adelaide
- Driver allegedly almost three times over the limit
A drunken ride came to an abrupt end after police caught two men allegedly driving a stolen golf cart in one of Australia’s busiest shopping areas.
A startling CCTV camera captured the 37- and 44-year-old interstate tourists allegedly traveling in the vehicle complete with flashing lights through the streets of Adelaide and in Rundle Mall early Saturday morning.
The buggy had allegedly been stolen from the annual four-day Womadelaide music, arts and dance festival at the nearby Botanic Park.
Police eventually stopped the couple on King William Street, where the driver, 44, was given a breath test and allegedly blew 0.133, nearly three times the legal limit.
Pictures of the couple, aged 37 and 44, showed them huffing and puffing in the unregistered vehicle that had flashing lights in the early hours of Saturday in Adelaide.
It is unknown how long the men were driving the buggy through the streets of the city.
The vehicle has since been returned to the festival organizers.
Lead agent Kylee Simpson said ABC Radio Adelaide the two men would have woken up with a headache after their morning antics.
“The buggy had actually been stolen from Hackney Road earlier in the evening, from Womad (in Botanic Park),” he said.
Both men are from Victoria and are still with police at this time, discussing their bail options.
“These two, 44 and 37, definitely old enough to know better.”
The supposedly stolen golf cart was returned to the organizers of the Womeadelaide festival
The driver was later charged with driving under the influence, driving an unregistered and uninsured vehicle, and unlawful use of a motor vehicle.
He will appear at Adelaide Magistrates Court in May.
His passenger, 37, was charged with illegal use and issued an adult warning.
Festival organizers called the men’s alleged antics silly and silly behaviour.
“You have an audience of 30,000 people, so in that number of people, there will be one or two who maybe get too emotional and not behave as well as you would at the festival,” director Ian Scobie told reporters.
The buggy had allegedly been stolen from the Womadelaide music, art and dance festival at Botanic Park in Adelaide (pictured)