Fort McCoy woman charged with DUI Manslaughter

Fort McCoy woman charged with DUI Manslaughter

A Fort McCoy woman is being held on a $51,000 bond following a DUI crash. Florida Highway Patrol troopers say that on Sunday, Suzana Bici, 23, who was driving a 2005 Dodge Durango, was traveling westbound in the vicinity of Northeast 16th Avenue Road and Northeast 245th Street Road, when she lost control of the […]

Drunk driver had two small children in car with him

Drunk driver had two small children in car with him

Ocala, Florida — Authorities say a man who blew a .206 during a breathalyzer test had two juvenile children in the car with him. Jose Velez Maldonado, 29, was driving northbound on South Pine Avenue when a Marion County sheriff’s deputy and an Ocala police officer saw him driving at a high rate of speed. According to reports, […]

Man arrested for DUI, DCF investigators now involved

Man arrested for DUI, DCF investigators now involved

Ocala, Florida — A man arrested for DUI is now facing a Department of Children and Families investigation. Denver D. Patterson, 29, was stopped by a Marion County sheriff’s deputy after he crossed over the double yellow line while heading eastbound on Northeast 35th Street. Patterson veered into oncoming traffic and nearly struck another vehicle […]

Security guard killed at work by drunk driver

Security guard killed at work by drunk driver

[Last updated on January 22, 2015, at 11:27 a.m.] Orlando, Florida — A security guard, who was in charge of protecting the students at the Florida College of Integrative Medicine, remains in serious condition after a drunk driver slammed into him while he was patrolling the campus. The incident occurred on Tuesday, January 19. According to Florida Highway […]

Ocala police officer arrested for DUI

Clark was also charged with Careless Driving and Leaving the Scene of an Accident with Property Damage.

Ocala police officer arrested for DUI

[Last updated on November 16, 2015, at 2:54 p.m.] Ocala, Post — Following up on an anonymous tip, Ocala Post learned that Ocala Police Department Detective Daniel Clark was arrested for driving while intoxicated on Saturday following a traffic stop. The Florida Highway Patrol stated that Clark left the scene of an accident after he crashed into […]

Alcohol could have been a factor in Dunnellon crash

Alcohol could have been a factor in Dunnellon crash

Dunnellon, Florida — On Monday, at approximately 11:45 p.m., the Florida Highway Patrol responded to a vehicle crash at 20290 Southwest Marine Boulevard, Dunnellon. Marion County Fire Rescue and Rainbow Lakes Estates Fire Department units were already on the scene when FHP arrived. The first of three MCFR units arrived to find a white 2006 […]

Felony warrant for woman yields two arrests

Felony warrant for woman yields two arrests

Ocala, Florida — Ocala Police made a double arrest as they attempted to serve a warrant on a felon over the weekend. Ocala Police Officers Hall and Diesso responded to the 200 block Northeast 19th Avenue after they received a tip that a woman with outstanding warrants would be at the location. While police were […]

Woman: I was drinking because I have sunburn

Woman: I was drinking because I have sunburn

Fort McCoy, Florida — On Saturday, Marion County Sheriff’s Deputy Eduardo Bustamante-Munt was running radar at the intersection of Highway 316 and Highway 315 when he noticed a woman, later identified as Bobbi S. France, 29, driving a SUV without her seat belt on. The deputy then conducted a traffic stop on the vehicle. France […]

DUI habitual offender sentenced

DUI habitual offender sentenced

Ocala, Florida — A Dunnellon man, who has made DUI a habit, was sentenced to the Florida Department of Corrections on Tuesday. David W. Luciano, 44, is a habitual offender for driving on a suspended license and DUI. He was released from jail on July 30, 2014, after serving five months for an arrest where […]

Man arrested on his fourth DUI

Man arrested on his fourth DUI

Marion Oaks — While driving north on Marion Oaks Course, Deputy Tanya Rodriguez spotted a vehicle with a Texas license plate swerve into the median then back onto the roadway. She then activated her emergency lights and conducted a traffic stop on the vehicle. According to reports, as Deputy Rodriguez approached the vehicle she could […]

Woman, 25, wanted on multiple warrants

Woman, 25,  wanted on multiple warrants

Ocala, Florida — An Ocala woman, who has multiple active warrants for her arrest, is still on the run. The Marion County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s help in locating Melissa L. Snyder, 25, of Ocala. Snyder currently has active warrants for Failure to Appear (FTA) on various criminal charges. Snyder also has […]

Drunk woman nearly hit deputy head-on

Drunk woman nearly hit deputy head-on

Ocala, Florida — An Ocala woman was arrested and charged with DUI after she almost hit a patrol car head-on. Ocala Police Officer Luis Camacho responded to the 3800 block of South Pine Avenue, in reference to a single vehicle crash with a possible drunk driver, early Thursday. When Officer Camacho arrived on the scene, […]

OPD: Drunk and pregnant; twin toddlers also in the car during crash

OPD: Drunk and pregnant; twin toddlers also in the car during crash

Ocala, Florida — Ocala Police said on Wednesday, at approximately 11:10 p.m, Officer Casey Walsh discovered a crash that had just occurred at the intersection of Southwest 16th Avenue and State Road 200. A black Chevrolet SUV had rear-ended a blue Buick sedan. The driver of the SUV, later identified as convicted felon, Angel Nicole […]

FHP: Special enforcement operation in Alachua and Marion Counties

FHP: Special enforcement operation in Alachua and Marion Counties

Florida Highway Patrol Troopers from across the state will join local members of law enforcement for a special enforcement detail entitled “Staying Alive on I-75 and Florida’s Roadways” beginning Thursday, February 26, 2015, and concluding Monday, March 2, 2015. FHP units will heavily patrol I-75 in Alachua and Marion Counties. The emphasis for this initiative […]

Underage drinker had minors in the vehicle

Underage drinker had minors in the vehicle

Marion Oaks – Kamani A. Johnson, 20, was driving his 2013 Honda Civic 60 mph through Marion Oaks when Sergeant Moore with the Marion County Sheriff’s Office, saw him run a stop sign at 134th Avenue and Marion Oaks Trail. According to reports, Johnson’s vehicle left the roadway as he attempted to negotiate the turn […]