A man on a Walmart motorized cart caught on the highway

by: Izzy Karpinski,

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CLARK COUNTY, Indiana (WXIN) – State troopers came across an unlikely vehicle on a highway in southern Indiana: a Walmart electric cart.

Around 5 a.m. Monday morning, Senior Trooper Rob Caudill came across a man driving an electronic cart — and pushing a construction barrel — on 1-265 in Clark County, according to a Indiana State Police Sellersburg Department Facebook post.

The ISP said the man was taken to Louisville, Ky., for pending charges. The cart was recovered and returned to Walmart.

“You never know what you’ll see on the freeway,” ISP wrote.

Officials want to remind Hoosiers that unauthorized vehicles like electric carts are not allowed on the highway. Also, slower vehicles should use the right lane.

“A vehicle traveling at a speed below the established maximum should be traveling in the correct lanes to allow for better traffic flow on interstate highways,” ISP wrote.

There are a few exceptions for slower vehicles to use the left lane, such as bad weather, traffic conditions, or to give way to an authorized (operating) emergency vehicle.