Playmate Proves Golf Cart DUI Can Be Serious Arrest

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Can you get a golf cart DUI in California? Yes, you can. A playmate was recently arrested for driving under the influence while operating a golf cart, per TMZ’s report.
Just as the Dani Mathers playmate body shaming arrest buzz was dying down, a new playmate is in the spotlight for being arrested.
TMZ reports that Ashley Mattingly now “faces 4 charges for allegedly plowing her golf cart into 4 parked cars while she was hammered.” [1] The 2011 Playmate of the Month lives in Laguna Beach.
Darren Kavinoky, founding attorney of 1.800.NoCuffs, comments on the case. Kavinoky, who has decades of experience fighting DUI cases, says, “Many people mistakenly believe that if they are traveling by unconventional means, such as a golf cart, they are outside the long arm of the law. As this case illustrates, nothing could be further from the truth.”
Kavinoky addds, “DUI laws, and what constitutes a ‘vehicle’ for purposes of those drunk driving laws, will vary from state to state. But it’s possible to get arrested on golf carts, motorcycles, ATVs, and more.”
Mattingly initially told police at the time of arrest that someone stole her golf cart and denied involvement, per TMZ. [2] Mattingly faces charges in Orange County by the D.A. “She faces three counts of driving under the influence and one charge for a hit-and-run involving property damage. All four are misdemeanors,” Golf Digest reports.


1. TMZ Staff. November 13, 2016. “Playmate Ashley Mattingly Charged for Drunken Golf Cart Ride.” Retrieved via
2. TMZ Staff. October 1, 2016. “Ashley Mattingly Arrested For Drunken Golf Cart Joyride.” Retrieved via
3. Alex Myers. Golf Digest. November 14, 2016. “Former Playboy Playmate Ashley Mattingly charged with drunk driving a golf cart.” Retrieved via
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