He Crashed His Car On A Golf Course, His Explanation Is Absolutely Bonkers….
The days of using maps are over. Nowadays, GPS technology is used by most drivers. While using a GPS is very convenient, most cars have safety features that prevent the driver from entering a destination unless the car is parked.
However, it can also be risky because many drivers make impulsive decisions while driving and using GPS. Unplanned actions taken while attempting to follow GPS directions, such as making a quick turn without signaling, performing an incorrect U-turn, and others, can quickly result in a serious accident.
Now, Massachusetts police claim that a driver who crashed into a golf course and became stuck on the sixth hole told investigators that his GPS system had misled him.
Well, it’s definitely not the kind of driving this golf course is used to.
The driver said that he dropped off his friends around two in the morning and was using the GPS app Waze to navigate home when he made a wide turn at Brae Burn Country Club and became stuck on the green, the police said. He somehow drove past a gate and a no-trespassing sign before ending up on the golf course.
A residential neighborhood surrounds the country club and its golf course on three sides, and an MBTA Commuter Rail line borders it on the other side.
"It was pitch-black out when he was driving and took one of the turns too wide and got stuck," police wrote.
Officers noted that they did not smell any odor of an alcoholic beverage on the driver, did not observe any slurred speech and his eyes were not red. The driver will not face any charges.
The vehicle was removed and a Brae Burn employee told the officers there was no damage to the course.
Newton Police Lt. Bruce Apotheker said that “The moral of the incident is that if you are using GPS you just have to keep your eyes on the road, your eyes won’t lie. If you are going for a particular road and you see it going nowhere you can just stop and turn.”
“We tell people always use your eyes, always use your common sense. Don’t rely on an app to tell you where to go, we’ve all heard stories where an app will take you down a one-way street or lead you down a dirt road that does nowhere,” he added.
“And again, the operator was just going along, he had dropped some friends off earlier, was trying to find his way home. By following that app on his phone, it led him down to the golf course and he ended up on the sixth hole.”
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