September 28, 2023
Joe Lee Smith III

A driver improperly towing trailer was arrested on the Florida Turnpike close to Wildwood.

Joe Lee Smith III, 34, of Ocala, was driving a white 2001 Ford work truck towing a yellow 2011 do-it-yourself two-axle trailer at about 2:30 p.m. Wednesday when he was pulled over as a result of the trailer didn’t have functioning cease lights, in accordance with an arrest report from the Florida Freeway Patrol.

Through the site visitors cease, the FHP trooper realized that Smith has had 12 suspensions of his license resulting from failure to satisfy courtroom ordered monetary obligations in Marion County. Smith additionally didn’t pay a reinstatement price on a toddler assist case.

Smith was arrested on a cost of driving whereas license suspended and ticketed on the towing violation. He was booked on the Sumter County Detention Middle and launched after posting $500.

A passenger with a sound license was allowed to take away the work truck from the scene. The arrest report famous that Smith was not the proprietor of the truck or the trailer.