Police: Elderly Man Arrested for DUI After Crashing Golf Cart Into Tree

The man was found passed out on some nearby grass, according to sheriff's officials.

Gary Osborn / Riverside County Sheriff's Department.
Gary Osborn / Riverside County Sheriff's Department.

A 73-year-old La Quinta man was arrested Monday for allegedly crashing a golf cart into a tree at the PGA West country club while intoxicated.

Riverside County sheriff's deputies went to the main gate of the golf club on PGA Boulevard in La Quinta shortly before 2:30 a.m., where a woman told security staff she had passed out on the golf course. She said she'd been with a man, later identified as Gary Osborn, who was found passed out on the grass in front of a home in the 55-200 block of Big Spring, sheriff's Sgt. Jessica Vanderhoof said.

"A golf cart was located next to Osborn, which had collided with a tree. There was also fresh collision damage to the cart barn garage door at the residence," Vanderhoof said.

She said neither Osborn nor the woman, who were uninjured, lived at the home where the crash occurred.

Osborn was taken to a hospital before he was taken to jail in Indio. He was booked on suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol and was being held in lieu of $2,500 bail, according to jail records.

— City News Service. 


Nettie Nettie Bobettie July 08, 2014 at 03:05 PM
Sad but funny too :-D
MurrietaMom4 July 08, 2014 at 03:06 PM
Elderly just means old. Usually defined as any one 65 and over. But to me elderly is like 80 or maybe even the condition you are in at 73 or 80. It makes you think rocking chair and canes. But if someones out golfing I think they don't sound elderly. I think that definition might be changing.
Rebecca Knapp July 09, 2014 at 01:28 AM
What is more disturbing here is that this fellow appears to be naked in his mug shot. What a hot mess.
Ken Briggs July 10, 2014 at 02:02 AM
this old boy should be made to go to weekly if not daily AA meetings replace the cart , no drivers license for a year and what ever other damages he cost ,


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