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Grand Theft Golf Cart in Ballston

by ARLnow.com January 4, 2011 at 2:58 pm 4,233 36 Comments

(Updated at 3:40 p.m.) This police blotter item is just too good to save for Wednesday’s weekly crime report. A 22-year-old man is accused of stealing a golf cart from a local mall and driving it on the interstate… while drunk.

GRAND LARCENY AUTO-ARREST, 1/3/2011, 4200 block of Wilson Boulevard On December 30 at 5 am, an officer pulled over a subject driving a golf cart on the interstate. The driver was intoxicated and the golf cart had been stolen from a mall. Everths Moran-Reyes, 22, of Fredericksburg, was charged with Driving Under the Influence, Grand Larceny of an Automobile and Driving While Suspended. He was held on a $15,000 bond.

An officer pulled the golf cart over as it was getting passed by tractor trailers on westbound I-66. The cart belonged to the security department at Ballston Common Mall, we’re told. Police say they’re still trying to figure out how the man managed to steal it (allegedly).

One interesting fact in all this is that you can apparently be charged with driving under the influence while driving a golf cart.

  • NorthAdams

    Fredericksburg is definitely a 3-iron.

    • Over there


  • Arlington, Northside

    You can be charged with DUI on a bike, why not a golf cart?

    It is pretty funny over all, and that I was probably never been charged with such a crime as a twenty something, is a testament to the great sober friends I had.

  • ESlater

    Was he drinking at 5am or still up from the night before?

  • CrystalMikey

    Hey chief, 66 is the wrong way to get back to Fburg. Should have drove that cart down Glebe to 395 for sure.

  • Rover

    Classic. He probably had a cold one in the cup holder of the cart!

    • Arlington, Northside

      That is what the golf cart drink holder is for, isn’t it? 😀

  • mehoo

    One of our doosh friends from Mr. Day’s trying to get back home?

    • G::NativeArlingtonian


  • G

    Where at the mall could he have picked up the golf cart?

    • charlie

      security guard for parking lot?
      i don’t know.
      maybe a wormhole from putt putt?

      • Arlington, Northside

        We need to tear down a high rise and bring back the PuttPutt!

        • old timer

          someone else remembers!

          • Mr Helper
          • Arlwhenever

            Great pic, note the Bob Peck Chevrolet showroom in the background.

          • Skeptical

            Now I’m tearing up….

          • G::NativeArlingtonian

            Good times! As a kid a favorite stop, and as an older teen a place to convene before the evening’s next destination. I agree, knock down a building and bring it back! I demand windmill!

      • mehoo

        Maybe it was actually the Zamboni.

        • Lou

          Or the “Mallbonis” they use to clean up the food court floor.

          • mehoo

            Mallbonis – awesome.

  • Dude Where’s My Car

    I expected to see Bill Murray’s picture with this article. http://today.msnbc.msn.com/id/20391263 Also, wouldn’t “Grand Theft Golf Cart” be an awesome video game franchise for the elderly? You could drive around picking up chicks at the retirement home. Side missions including scoring Viagra at the CVS.

  • Jezebel

    Whaa… tractor-trailers on I-66 inside the Beltway? Say it ain’t so!

    • Novanglus

      Good point! Minor correction ArlNow: I-66 inside the beltway is for cars only.

      • Arlington, Northside

        Postal Trucks can and do use I-66 inside the Beltway, and 5am would be a time that they would be out. Just saying….

      • LP

        That doesn’t mean it didn’t happen.

  • Cyrus

    Great, now Tiger has a drinking problem?

  • So how did he get up here? Stolen Segway?

  • Niko Bellic

    Did the ass-clown think he’d make it home to Fredericksburg on the stock battery? He probably should’ve laid low for a few hours until AutoZone opened, then he could rob a few batteries for the long ride home. And what the hell are tractor trailers doing on I-66?

    I heard there was a “stunt jump” in the Shirlington area. To get the full achievement, you have to race down the hill on Walter Reed Dr, and veer to the left after the BP and hit the ramp along the guardrail on the bridge over 4 Mile Run. You won’t get the achievement unless you clear 4 Mile Run and land on Arlington Mill Dr.

    • CrystalMikey

      Haha at the combo of your name and that last paragraph.

    • Dude Where’s My Car


    • Roman Bellic

      HEY, NIKO.. that’s my cousin! Welcome to America!! Once we get settled, I’ll show you around, Vladimir needs us to pick up a golf cart, very easy cousin, it’s over at the garage in Ballston. You better drive, too much alcohol and boom boom last night if you know what I mean.

  • Ultraman

    Ballston Commons Mall Security cart – used to patrol the garage. Maybe they need to put an ignition lock or just not leave the keys in the cart.

    • mehoo

      Great security they got there.

  • Someone in the know

    If convicted, this DWI will be a felony since it is his 3rd one in 3 years, well within the VA Code requirement of 3 in 10 years.

  • Darwin

    Come on I think we have all been there.

    • Arlington, Northside

      Very thankful for sober friends who kept me from going ALL the way there.


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