39-year-old Aaron Gregory is from West Melbourne, Florida.
On the morning of July 24, Gregory reportedly visited a Walmart store in Melbourne.
When he entered the establishment, Gregory reportedly climbed onto one of the motorized scooters and began to drive it through the store.
It was reported that Gregory began to recklessly joyride up and down the aisles. He allegedly slammed into shelves and merchandise displays. Some of the patrons in the store were also reportedly nearly run down during the man’s excursion.
The authorities were notified, and Melbourne Fire Rescue was the first to respond to the call. It was reported that Gregory was still on the motorized scooter. They saw a backpack in the scooter that they assumed belonged to Gregory’s, and the fire rescue crew said there was a bottle of vodka inside the bag with more than half of the contents missing. They asserted that Gregory drank the alcohol.
When officers from the Melbourne Police Department arrived, they talked to the loss prevention agent. The agent reportedly confirmed that the man appeared to be intoxicated and that he endangered customers during the allegedly heedless joyride.
They tried to speak with Gregory, who was still atop the scooter, and the police said that he smelled like he had been imbibing spirits. Gregory refused to answer the questions asked by the officers and would not consent to DUI testing, and they assumed it was because he was too drunk to comply.
Gregory was taken into custody and booked into the Brevard County Jail. He is expected to face charges of driving under the influence, disorderly intoxication, refusal to submit to a DUI test after license suspension, and possession of an open container of alcohol. He is being held on a $3,000 bond.
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