A Humboldt County parolee allegedly under the influence of methamphetamine allegedly drove a stolen golf cart on the 101 freeway in an effort to escape from the California Highway Patrol.
According to a CHP press release, Cory Peterson allegedly stole a golf cart from the Sun Valley Bulb Farm in Arcata at 7:46 a.m on Friday and crashed into a parked car. The Times Standard reported that the CHP responded to the alleged incident and found the 35-year-old a half hour later driving the golf cart south on U.S. Highway 101 from Giuntoli Lane.
Peterson allegedly tried to evade the officers by stepping on the accelerator and was reported to have reached speeds as high as 10 mph in the southbound lanes, center median and shoulder. Assumedly, deciding that running may be a faster way to evade the officers, he took to foot and was apprehended “within seconds.”
The Standard reported that Peterson was booked into the Humboldt County jail on suspicion of felony vehicle theft, felony drug influence and evading police.