Man suspected of DUI in Rose Bowl cart on 210 Freeway in Pasadena

A man was arrested on suspicion of drunk driving after he was spotted in the slow lane of the 210 Freeway in Pasadena in a stolen Rose Bowl golf cart, authorities said.

At about 10:10 p.m. Thursday the California Highway Patrol got a 911 call from a witness who said someone was driving the nine-passenger “golf cart in the No. 3 and No. 4 lanes” of the eastbound 210 near Lake Avenue, Officer Tony Polizzi said.

The 19-year-old man had apparently left the Rose Bowl, saw the empty nine-passenger electric cart and hopped in.


“He took the cart and was trying to get to his car on the other side of Pasadena,” said Sgt. Mike Munoz. “It’s definitely chalked up as one of the new experiences for a lot of people here.”

Officers caught up with the man less than a mile from where he was spotted and forced him to exit the freeway at Hill Avenue, Polizzi said.

The man, identified by the CHP as Andrew Aldridge of Dana Point, now finds himself in the rough.

Aldridge was arrested on suspicion of DUI, and the cart was impounded pending its retrieval by bowl officials.

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