DOCUMENT: Drunk, Stupid

Cops: Drunk Teen Drove Car Into Golf Sand Trap

Perp, 19, crashed vehicle after doing fairway donuts

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Sand Trapped

JUNE 6--A drunken Florida teenager drove his car onto a golf course, where he did donuts on a fairway before crashing the vehicle into a sand trap from which he could not escape, police report.

According to cops, Jack Robertson, 19, barreled onto the links at the Bayou Club around 6:30 PM Tuesday. The golf course is about eight miles from Robertson’s home in Seminole.

Robertson, police charge, drove with “willful or wanton disregard” for the safety of individuals on the course, which was open. “The defendant was witnessed doing donuts on the fairway and driving on the course,” a sheriff’s deputy reported. “The defendant crashed his vehicle into a sand bunker and got it stuck.”

After Robertson was collared, his blood alcohol level was recorded at more than twice the legal limit. He performed poorly on field sobriety tests and was “unsteady and swaying” with bloodshot and watery eyes when confronted by cops.

Police estimated that Robertson’s joyride caused upwards of $8000 in damages to the golf course.

Seen in the above mug shot, Robertson was charged with felony criminal mischief and a pair of misdemeanors--reckless driving and driving under the influence. He was freed from the county jail early this morning after posting $2650 bond. (2 pages)