September 30, 2023
Stacy Duroe Fitzgerald

A Villager who had been sipping merlot in her golf cart was arrested on a cost of driving underneath the affect.

Stacy Duroe Fitzgerald, 61, of the Village of Piedmont, was discovered at about 8:30 p.m. Tuesday in a blue Yamaha golf cart stopped in the suitable westbound lane of El Camino Actual close to the intersection of Botello Avenue, close to the Village of Alhambra.

The native New Yorker was asleep and had suffered abrasions on each of her knees, in line with an arrest report from the Sumter County Sheriff’s Workplace. The Villages Public Security Division was summoned to the scene and Fitzgerald instructed a paramedic she suffered the damage when she fell out of her golf cart.

It appeared she had been consuming and a open carton of Black Field premium merlot wine was discovered within the golf cart.

Fitzgerald was invited to carry out area sobriety workout routines, however she nearly fell twice. She refused to offer a breath pattern. She was taken into custody on a DUI cost. She was booked on the Sumter County Detention Heart and launched after posting $1,000 bond.

She has two prior DUI arrests in The Villages.

She was arrested this previous January after her car sustained a flat tire and was blocking visitors at Buena Vista Boulevard and Parr Drive. An investigation led to the invention of vodka bottles in her car. She offered two breath samples that every measured .305 blood alcohol content material. She later misplaced her driver’s license for six months, was positioned on probation for one yr and was ordered to carry out 80 hours of neighborhood service.

A second DUI case continues to be pending in Lake County. In that incident in August 2022, she crashed right into a small tree, a carport connected to a residence and a parked automotive at a house within the 800 block of Sharon Drive on the Historic Facet of The Villages. Fitzgerald was “severely intoxicated” and brought to an area hospital fairly than being instantly arrested. Checks later confirmed Fitzgerald had a blood alcohol content material stage of .380, which the investigator famous was practically “poisonous.” Vodka bottles had been present in her automotive.