September 30, 2023
Joshua Lee Burleson

A success-and-run driver who was intoxicated has been sentence after fleeing the scene of a crash in 2022 close to a preferred diner in Wildwood.

Joshua Lee Burleson, 38, of Wildwood, will lose his driver’s license for 5 years and has been positioned on probation for 3 years on account of sentencing earlier this month in Sumter County Courtroom.

The crash occurred at about 5:15 p.m. Dec. 3 close to Darrell’s Diner on U.S. 301. A girl who was seven months pregnant was stopped at a purple mild on the intersection when she was rear-ended, in line with an arrest report from the Wildwood Police Division. She began to get out of her automobile, however the different driver sped off and drove previous her. The girl suffered neck ache. There have been witnesses to the crash.

A black Mazda SUV matching the outline of the hit-and-run automobile was noticed on the Pine Grove Flats on U.S. 301. An officer discovered Burleson, who was “staggering.” His automobile had a “lengthy scratch happening the driving force’s aspect door” in addition to injury to the entrance bumper.

Burleson struggled by way of discipline sobriety workouts and offered breath samples that registered .189 and .192 blood alcohol content material. A felony historical past examine revealed he had been convicted of driving underneath the affect in 2018 in Marion County and 2003 in Volusia County.