September 24, 2023
Scott James Ras

A Villager was discovered handed out in a golf cart after leaving Lake Sumter Touchdown.

The Villages Public Security Division discovered the golf cart early Saturday morning within the roadway at Golden Ridge Drive and Williamsburg Avenue within the Village of Poinciana. The golf cart was operating, with its lights on and parked in entrance of a driveway.

The motive force of the golf cart was recognized as 60-year-old Scott James Ras of the Village of Poinciana, in accordance with an arrest report from the Sumter County Sheriff’s Workplace. The EMS personnel reported he was “speaking gibberish and stored repeating himself.”

A deputy arrived on the scene and Ras indicated he needed to go dwelling. He mentioned he had been at Lake Sumter Touchdown. His speech was slurred and he needed to grasp onto his golf cart for stability.

He refused to take part in area sobriety workout routines and wouldn’t present a breath pattern. A prison historical past examine revealed that Ras has three earlier drunk driving convictions in New York.

Ras was arrested on a cost of driving below the affect. He was booked on the Sumter County Detention Middle and launched after posting $500 bond.