Smithville man crashes golf cart and is arrested for DWI

SMITHVILLE, Mo. — A Smithville man’s time out ended with a trip to jail Tuesday morning.

Clay County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to an accident at the Paradise Pointe Golf Resort around 10:15 a.m.

The golf course superintendent directed the deputies to the clubhouse and said a man had driven a golf cart into a retaining wall.

Paramedics treated the man’s minor cuts from the crash. Deputies said the golf cart was also damaged.

The Clay County Sheriff’s Office said witnesses told deputies the man got into the golf cart and drove off at high speed. He hit the wall and fell off the golf cart.

Deputies said the man failed a sobriety test and his blood alcohol level was 0.288%, more than three times the legal limit for driving a motor vehicle.

The 42-year-old man was arrested and cited with DWI.

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