A woman who drove her car into a golf course’s sand pit told police it was because her GPS sent her the wrong way.
Police in Northbridge, Massachusetts say the woman was drunk.
Patricia Maione, 46, was arrested at the Whitinsville Golf Club on Monday evening on several counts including drunk driving, according to police.
Dropping in: The driver of this vehicle that crashed onto a golf course’s sand trap has been arrested after telling police it was her GPS that directed her onto the course
Maione blamed her driving – while entering the course going approximately 45 MPH (72 km/h) – on her GPS system, according to Northbridge Officer Randy Lloyd.
‘[Maione] stated her GPS had told her to turn left. She stated that this left brought her into a “cornfield” and once she was in the “cornfield” she kept driving trying to get out of her “cornfield,” Officer Lloyd told the Telegram and Gazette.
He added: ‘Ms Maione stated that she did not even like golf.’
Several golfers were on the course at the time of the incident, according to the paper, but none were injured.
Inside the green Buick, that had dropped eight to 10ft onto the course, police reported finding a Burger King cup filled with alcohol. Maione also failed a field sobriety test.
Wrecked: Patricia A. Maione, 46, was arrested for drunk driving among other charges after failing a sobriety test and police confiscating a cup of alcohol in the car
She admitted to having consumed a half a liter of vodka earlier that morning.
Police had been on the alert for Maione before her crash around 5:45pm after she was spotted driving recklessly and reported by a former boyfriend.
That man, who has a no-trespassing order against her, had previously in the day reported the woman breaking into his home to take some belongings.
She was held on $10,000 bail after pleading not guilty Tuesday to charges including driving with a suspended license and fourth offense drunken driving.