It's hard to make rational decisions when you're this drunk, I guess.

There's a 32-year-old guy named Brice Williams from Denham Springs, Louisiana.  And he was arrested Sunday around midnight after he showed up at a bar . . . on an electric shopping cart from Walmart.

When the cops confronted him, he admitted he'd stolen the shopping cart from a Walmart about a half mile away.

Why?  He was drunk, and he was afraid he'd get a DUI if he drove his own car . . . so he figured it would be a better idea to steal the cart and drive that.

Well, it wasn't.  He was charged with unauthorized use of a moveable.  That crime is a felony and has a maximum sentence of up to a $5,000 fine and two years in prison.

A first offense of driving while intoxicated is a misdemeanor and has a maximum sentence of up to a $1,000 fine and six months in prison. 

(Here's his very blurry mugshot.)