September 24, 2023
William Edward Whithill

A Villager was jailed on a drunk driving cost after working a cease signal at Lake Sumter Touchdown.

William Edward Whithill, 71, of the Village of Santo Domingo, was driving a white Ford Fusion at about 8 p.m. Sunday when he failed to come back to a whole cease signal at Fish Camp Street and Lake Shore Drive, close to the doorway to the Lakeshore Cottages, in response to an arrest report from the Sumter County Sheriff’s Workplace. A deputy adopted Whithill’s car to County Street 466 and Morse Boulevard the place a visitors cease was initiated.

The deputy suspected Whithill had been consuming and seen that the Massachusetts native “walked with a slight sway.” Whithill attributed it to “a hip damage on his proper facet.”

He struggled by way of subject sobriety workout routines and finally introduced he had gone “so far as he might go,” the deputy wrote within the report.

A breath check was administered at 10:52 p.m. The samples offered by Whithill registered .076 and .073, barely decrease than the .08 authorized threshold.

“It ought to be famous, the time period from level of cease to when the primary breath pattern was given was over two hours,” the deputy famous within the report.

Whithill was arrested on cost of driving below the affect and issued a written warning for failing to come back to a whole cease. He was booked on the Sumter County Detention Heart and launched after posting $1,000 bond.