Watch: South Florida woman drives golf cart on interstate express lane

Credit: Christopher Strolia-Davis

Credit: Christopher Strolia-Davis

Commuters on a South Florida interstate highway were surprised to see a woman driving a golf cart in the express lanes. It was scene straight out of Fred "August" Campbell's "The I-95" song in 1983, later popularized by Jimmy Buffett.

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According to the Florida Highway Patrol, the woman stole the cart Saturday from a University of Miami hospital and steered it onto Interstate 95 in Miami-Dade County, WTVJ reported.

Cellphone video posted to Instagram by onlylndade shows a woman changing lanes in the northbound express lanes of the interstate in Miami. The video has already been viewed more than 97,000 times since it was posted Sunday.


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Troopers stopped the woman, who was wearing what appeared to be a pink and white hospital gown, WSVN reported.

The woman, whose name has not been released by authorities, was involuntarily committed to a hospital through Florida's Baker Act, WPTV reported.

The Baker Act allows police, judges and doctors to order people who appear to be mentally ill and pose a danger to themselves or others for an involuntary psychiatric exam, the television station reported.

The golf cart was later towed from the interstate, WSVN reported.

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