Man rings in New Year with wild 13-mile golf cart ride

There are many ways to celebrate another flip of the calendar, and this is one I had never considered.

On Tuesday morning a Citrus Heights, Calif., man admitted to snagging five (!) bottles of champagne and trying to drive a golf cart from the hotel he was staying at in Angels Camp to his home 109 (!) miles away on New Year's Eve.

The cart, which the man later told the California Highway Patrol he took from a garage near the Trendwest Wyndham Resort in Angels Camp, belonged to a resident close to the resort hotel, where the man had been staying. 

I say "trying" because he got lost and was arrested before he made it to his house after only 13 miles of cruising.

According to this Fox report:

[John] Vishion is charged with burglary, vehicle theft, possession of stolen property, grand theft and driving under the influence.

Drinking and driving is obviously not a laughing matter, but I have to admit the image of a man cradling five bottles of champagne for 13 miles (a half marathon!) in a golf cart is pretty stunning.

Maybe he should have paid the $19.95 and picked up one of these babies for Christmas. 

Thankfully, nobody was hurt. Maybe next year this guy will settle on something more traditional like party hats and kazoos.

CBS Sports Writer

Kyle Porter began his sports writing career with CBS Sports in 2012. He covers golf, writes poetry about Rory McIlroy's swing, stays ready on Tiger watch and loves the Masters more than anyone you know.... Full Bio

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