September 24, 2023
Patricia Ellen Swanson

A Villager allegedly sipping a Corona beer in her golf cart has been arrested on a drunk driving cost.

Patricia Ellen Swanson, 60, of the Village of Poinciana, was in a white golf cart shortly earlier than 11 p.m. Saturday parked on the facet of the highway pointed within the flawed course within the space of Odell Circle and Buena Vista Boulevard, based on an arrest report from the Sumter County Sheriff’s Workplace. The Mason Metropolis, Iowa native stated she had been at a good friend’s home and admitted she’d consumed one glass of wine and one beer.

Swanson agreed to take part in subject sobriety workouts, however halfway into the workouts, she requested about having a lawyer current. She declined to proceed the workouts. She additionally refused to supply a breath pattern.

The deputy noticed a big thermal cup within the cup holder of Swanson’s golf cart. The deputy recognized the beverage within the cup as Corona beer.

Swanson was arrested on a cost of driving underneath the affect and ticketed for open container and driving on the flawed facet of the highway. She was booked on the Sumter County Detention Heart and launched after posting $1,000 bond.