‘I wasn’t drunk… it was the GPS!’

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

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

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.

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