Driver Hits Joyride Golf Cart on the Strip, Badly Hurting 2 UA Students
A 32-year-old Holt man was arrested late Friday night after he allegedly crashed into a Joyride golf cart on the Tuscaloosa Strip, badly injuring two University of Alabama students and hospitalizing the driver.
Stephanie Taylor, a spokeswoman for the Tuscaloosa Police Department, said the driver sped out of the parking lot of the Publix on the Strip without stopping and slammed into the golf cart as he entered University Boulevard.
Taylor said the Joyride, a golf cart used to taxi people short distances around the Strip and downtown Tuscaloosa, was pinned between Brown's Jeep Grand Cherokee and a van already in the road.
TPD officers were on the scene immediately, where they found two University of Alabama students who had been on the golf cart badly hurt. Taylor said the victims were an 18-year-old woman and a 19-year-old man and that both were still at DCH Regional Medical Center Saturday morning being treated for very serious injuries.
The driver of the Joyride was also hospitalized, but Taylor said they were not injured as severely as their passengers.
Taylor said police believe Brown was intoxicated at the time of the collision and that he has been charged with one count each of first- and second-degree assault and a DUI charge may be pending.
He was placed in the Tuscaloosa County Jail with bond set at $45,000 and remained there Saturday pending a sobriety test.
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