Police: Drunk man drives golf cart on public land

JERSEY SHORE – One local man faces charges after allegedly driving an unregistered golf cart through state-owned land while intoxicated.

Robert Emert, 52, of 131 E. Main St., Lock Haven, has been charged with DUI on a special use property, riding an unregistered vehicle, and riding a vehicle prohibited in the area.

On July 6, members of the South Williamsport Police Department received a complaint from Emmet Kyler, waterways conservation officer with the state Fish and Boat Commission, regarding an allegedly drunk driver. According to the affidavit, Kyler had stopped the man at 610 Antlers Lane in Woodward Township, and had detained him until police could arrive.

According to the affidavit, Kyler had seen Emert operating a golf cart on state game land.

As police were interviewing Emert, officers noticed a strong smell of alcohol on his breath. They asked him to perform several field sobriety tests, and he showed “a sufficient amount of clues of impairment” for investigators to transport him to the Lycoming County DUI Processing Center.

There, Emert allegedly refused further forensic testing, records state.

Emert was arraigned before District Judge Jerry C. Lepley on Oct. 9. He was released on $2,500 bail.