Alaska Man Charged with DUI on Shopping Cart

Police arrested a 63-year-old Fairbanks man accused of driving a motorized shopping cart while under the influence of alcohol

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by Brooks Putman

FAIRBANKS - Police arrested a 63-year-old Fairbanks man accused of driving a motorized shopping cart while under the influence of alcohol.
   
Merrill Moses was also charged with shoplifting and refusing to take an official sobriety test.
   
Police Sgt. Bruce Barnette says a grocery store employee called police after seeing Moses drive into parking lot traffic.  When an officer arrived, an employee was holding onto the cart to stop Moses.
   
The officer was told that the man repeatedly drives drunk on the shopping cart, and that he has previously tried to hit store employees who try to stop him.
   
The News-Miner reports that a preliminary test measured his breath-alcohol content at 0.31 - about four times the legal limit of 0.08 percent.