BENTON COUNTY, Mo. – A Warsaw man was flown to the hospital after crashing a golf cart in Benton County Friday afternoon.

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According to a crash report from the Missouri Highway Patrol, Robert Beardsley, 81, was northbound at 28867 Mistletoe Avenue, South of Trellis around 1:20 yesterday, when his golf cart traveled off the right side of Mistletoe. After the golf cart struck a utility pole guide wire, Beardsley was ejected in a field West of the roadway. Beardsley was flown to Lake Regional Medical Center with serious injuries.

The report alleges Beardsley was intoxicated at the time of the crash.