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Cops: Man Drove Walmart Scooter While Drunk

Floridian, 39, facing DUI counts after in-store jaunt

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Walmart Scooter DUI

JULY 27--A Florida Man is behind bars on DUI charges for allegedly drunk driving a motorized scooter inside a Walmart where he nearly struck shoppers and crashed into shelves and merchandise displays, police report.

Aaron Gregory, 39, was busted around 10 AM Sunday inside a Walmart in Melbourne, a city about 65 miles south of Orlando. Officers were summoned to the store “reference to an intoxicated male on a motorized scooter,” according to an arrest affidavit.

A Walmart security official told cops that Gregory, seen at right, was haphazardly driving a Walmart scooter “down the aisles, running into shelves and displays, and creating a danger for other patrons by almost striking them with the scooter.”

Gregory was reportedly so intoxicated that he was barely able to stand on his own and had to be transported from the store on a stretcher. Gregory’s backpack, which was in the scooter’s basket, contained an open bottle of Smirnoff vodka.

Store security cameras recorded Gregory “swerving, running into items, and nodding off while driving the motorized scooter,” the affidavit notes.

Gregory was charged with four misdemeanors, including driving under the influence, disorderly intoxication, and possession of an open container of alcohol. He is being held in the Brevard County jail in lieu of $3000 bond.

The Walmart scooter, which tops out at 10 mph, is considered a motor vehicle, according to Florida criminal statutes. (1 page)