While speaking to the press at the Venice Film Festival, Murray was asked by a Swedish journalist to explain just what he was doing driving around Stockholm city centre in a golf cart.
“A friend of mine, Jesper Parnevik, invited me to play in a pro-am golf tournament in Stockholm. I was driven to a party celebrating the event in a golf cart,” Murray said.
“After the party, the people that drove in the golf cart did not wish to drive so I said ‘I can drive’ and I drove.”
But the journey from the Café Opera night club to the Hotell Anglais proved more circuitous than he had anticipated.
“I ended up stopping and dropping people off on the way like a bus. I had about six people in the thing and I dropped them off one at a time,” said Murray.
Had it not been for a convenience store pit-stop, however, the inebriated actor might have avoided detection at the hands of local law enforcement officers.
“As the last couple were getting out, who wished to be dropped off at a 7-Eleven (I didn’t know they had 7-Elevens in Stockholm), they [the police] just asked me to come over and assumed that I was drunk.
The assumption later proved correct and Murray’s last gasp exit strategy proved futile.
“I tried to explain to them that I was a golfer,” he said.