Some people assume that driving a golf cart is entirely different from driving a car. In many ways, it is... however, in many ways, it isn't.

While most people think it's perfectly fine to throw back a few cold ones while driving a golf cart since it's not technically a car, that's not necessarily the case.

Whether on the golf course or riding through a neighborhood on a golf cart, you're behind the wheel of a motorized vehicle.

Can You Get Arrested for Driving Drunk on a Golf Cart in Michigan?

Yes, you can get arrested for driving a golf cart under the influence of alcohol. Since a golf cart is considered a "motorized vehicle," it is illegal to drink or be drunk while driving it on public roads.

However, drinking while driving a golf cart is sometimes allowed on golf courses, especially private member-only ones. While not guaranteed, many courses permit it.

Most people understand that operating a golf cart under the influence is illegal, but some might be surprised. This is likely because they often see people drinking and driving on golf courses, leading them to think it's acceptable.

In addition to cars and trucks, you can also be arrested for a DUI while driving:

  • An electric scooter
  • An ATV (all-terrain vehicle)
  • A golf cart
  • A lawn mower

Yes, you can get a DUI while driving a lawn mower under the influence. Occasionally, you might see news clips or social media posts showing police arresting someone driving their lawnmower drunk down the road.

If it's motorized, your best bet is to get a designated driver.

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