Photo by Gustavo Castillo [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons
Photo by Gustavo Castillo [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

Updated at 5:02 p.m. on Jan. 2, 2015

A 20-year-old Dana Point man suspected of being under the influence of alcohol or drugs allegedly stole a golf cart from the Rose Bowl and then drove it on the Foothill (210) Freeway in Pasadena in an effort to reach his car before he was arrested, the California Highway Patrol reported Friday.

Andrew Aldridge was arrested at 10:47 p.m. Thursday near the Hill Street off-ramp from the eastbound side of the freeway following the University of Oregon’s victory over Florida State University in the Rose Bowl football game, according to the CHP.

Officers responded after someone called the CHP’s Altadena unit to report a golf cart being driven east on the freeway from Lake Avenue. Another caller reported the cart had exited the freeway at Hill Street and officers located it nearby on Corson Street, according to the CHP.

“They contacted the driver who was the sole occupant. The golf cart had Rose Bowl stickers on the side of it. The driver admitted to taking the golf cart from the Rose Bowl,” according to a CHP statement.

Following an investigation, Aldridge was arrested on suspicion of DUI and booked at the Pasadena police station, according to the CHP.

CHP Sgt. Mike Munoz told the Los Angeles Times that Aldridge “… was trying to get to his car on the other side of Pasadena.”

—City News Service

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