Drunk Golf-Cart Driver Charged in Accident

Minn. man faces vehicular-homicide rap after friend's fatal fall
By Dustin Lushing,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 7, 2008 2:40 PM CDT
A Minnesota man died over the weekend after falling from a golf cart that was being driven by a drunk friend; the friend has been charged with vehicular homicide.   (AP Photo)

(Newser) – A 47-year-old Minnesota man is facing vehicular-homicide charges after a friend fell from the golf cart he was driving while intoxicated Friday and died. The 41-year-old passenger fell backward from the rear of the moving cart after a fireworks display at a campground. He struck his head on a paved road, and CPR attempts failed to revive him.

The driver and all three passengers had been drinking, but aggressive driving was not cited as the cause of the accident. "The most tragic thing about all this is everyone on that golf cart was very good friends," said a police officer.