Man charged after driving cart drunk
By Joe Johnson - Athens Banner-Herald
Published Wednesday, October 13, 2010
A 62-year-old homeless man nearly took down several shoppers in a Westside supermarket Monday afternoon while driving drunk on a motorized shopping cart, Athens-Clarke police said.
Gregory Edward Ray, 62, told an officer he drank a pint of vodka and another pint of mouthwash before hopping on the cart at Kroger, 191 Alps Road, police said.
Witnesses told an officer that Ray seemed to be losing consciousness as he drove through the store's aisles, police said.
Ray, who was barred from the store for two years in August, was charged with public intoxication and released to emergency medical workers, police said, and an officer planned to take out a warrant charging him with criminal trespass.