September 29, 2023
Maria Carmen Williams

A girl will lose her license after a crash earlier this yr in a roundabout in The Villages.

Maria Carmen Williams, 30, of Girl Lake, was launched final week after 20 days within the Sumter County Detention Middle. She had been held there since June 28 after a choose revoked her bond following her arrest in Might on a cost of driving below the affect.

In court docket in Sumter County final week, Williams pleaded no contest to the DUI cost. She is going to lose her driver’s license for six months and has been positioned on probation for one yr.

Williams was driving a GMC utility car at about 9:30 p.m. Might 12 within the roundabout at Morse Boulevard and Stillwater Path when she collided with a 2013 Lexus utility car, based on an arrest report from the Sumter County Sheriff’s Workplace. It appeared Williams had been consuming. She claimed she’d had a single glass of champagne at about 2 p.m. that day. Williams carried out poorly in area sobriety workouts. She refused to offer a breath pattern. She was arrested on prices of driving below the affect and refusal to undergo a breath take a look at. She was launched on $2,000 bond.

Whereas she was free on bond, Williams was arrested once more. She was again behind the wheel of her GMC utility car on June 3 when she was pulled over by a Fruitland Park police officer. Throughout a visitors cease, she admitted her license had been suspended on account of the DUI arrest. Williams claimed she had been advised by her legal professional that she may drive for “as much as 30 days.” The police officer defined that she was not allowed to drive on a suspended license. She was ticketed and her car was towed from the scene. She was not taken into custody at the moment.

Nonetheless, on June 20 a movement was fired by the prosecutor’s workplace to revoke Williams’ bond. That led to her arrest on June 23 in Lake County. She was later transferred to the Sumter County Detention Middle.