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Bill Murray Likes Golf, But Not Golf Carts?

| Golf Carts, News, Stars in Golf Carts | January 18, 2013

Bill Murray Driving Golf Cart

In 2007 Bill Murray was stopped by the Stockhom police while driving a golf cart. He refused a breath test. (file photo) Photo:Expressen/Scanpix/Sipa

Bill Murray is a known avid golfer and has been a stalwart on the celebrity golf circuit for years. Golf features in a few of his films, most prominently in Caddyshack where he played tormented groundskeeper Carl Spackler. Unfortunately it seems that while golf is close to his heart, golf carts might not be.

In 2007 he was pulled over by Swedish police while driving a golf cart through downtown Stockholm. After the officer noticed his breath smelt of alcohol Murray refused a breath test, citing US laws.

"He refused to blow in the (breath test) instrument, citing American legislation," Detective-Inspector Christer Holmlund of the Stockholm police said at the time. "So we applied the old method — a blood test. It will take 14 days before the results are in."

Although driving golf carts is allowed on Stockholm's streets, it is unusual, which might explain how Murray came to the police's attention in the first place. Bill was doing a favor to party guests at the Cafe Opera nightclub, close to the hotel where Murray was staying. Murray was in Sweden for the Scandinavian Masters golf tournament and took the golf cart from his hotel as it was being displayed in the foyer.

"I ended up stopping and dropping people off on the way like a bus. I had about six people in the thing and I dropped them off one at a time and as the last couple were getting out, who wished to be dropped off at a 7-Eleven. ... I didn't know they had 7-Elevens in Stockholm," quipped Murray.

We've enjoyed watching Bill play golf in several PGA Tour Pro-Am events but we've never seen him drive a golf cart. Maybe he got a long worldwide ban in Sweden?

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