Man accused of driving motorized shopping cart while intoxicated, insulting customers

ELIZABETHTOWN, Ky. (WTVQ)- A man believed to be intoxicated was arrested Wednesday night at Walmart in Eliza­beth­town after reportedly joyriding through the store on a motorized shopping cart, insulting customers and flipping the bird, according to The News-Enterprise.

The newspaper says Elizabethtown police arrested 28-year-old Mathew Lee Carbaugh, of Clark­son, after spotting him on the motorized scooter designed for handicap customers at 8:30 p.m. The citation said Carbaugh was “being very loud” and initially ignored the officer’s instruction to stop.

Carbaugh told the officer he was riding around the store “for his pleasure.” In response to an officer’s question, Car­baugh said he was not handicap.

Store employees told police that in addition to repeatedly making a vulgar hand gesture, he was yelling at customers, calling them the devil.

Police detected an odor of alcohol on Carbaugh’s breath and the report says he had glassy eyes and his speech was slurred. He acknowledged having two alcoholic drinks at a nearby restaurant before walking to the store, the police report says. Somewhere inside the store, he lost a shoe, police said.

The newspaper reports Carbaugh was charged with operating a non-motor vehicle while under the influence of intoxicants and second-degree disorderly conduct.

He was lodged in the Hardin County Deten­tion Center. Carbaugh is scheduled to appear Wednesday in Hardin District Court.

Information and picture courtesy of The News-Enterprise

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