Houma police have reported that a 24-year-old man has been accused of driving a shopping scooter while drunk.

Police say that Thomas J. Phillip’s breath tested at more than double the amount considered legal proof of intoxication under Louisiana law when he was pulled over last Sunday.

Police got a call about a motorized scooter pulling a wheelchair, and found Phillip on the scooter and a friend of his in the wheelchair.

They say that Phillip was arrested after allegedly telling police he’d been at a Walmart store and decided to take the scooter for a joyride.

He was booked with operating a vehicle while intoxicated and with theft.

Phillip could not be reached for comment because no phone listing was available for him.

Police say the wheelchair occupant was not cited.

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