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Man does not slow down in checkpoint

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By The Staff

On April 30, a black BMW drove into a DUI checkpoint on S.W. 60th Avenue and did not slow down. After several deputies yelled for the driver to halt, he finally did, according to a sheriff’s report.

A deputy asked the man to roll down his window; instead he rolled it back up. He pressed the button again and the window came down. The driver was asked for his license, which took more than three minutes for him to find even though the deputy could clearly see it in the wallet, according to a sheriff’s report.

When the driver was asked to get out of the vehicle, it took him a few more minutes to do so. He was directed to walk over to a parking lot, but was helped because he was shaking. Once they reached the lot, the law enforcement officer had to catch him to prevent him from falling to the ground.

After performing several field sobriety tests, he was arrested.

Thomas W. Trout, 53, of Aiken, S. C., was charged with driving under the influence. He was taken to the Marion County jail.

Driver seen

swerving on S.W. 80th Ave

On April 30, a black and grey truck was spotted swerving and going over the double yellow line on S.W. 80th Avenue, according to a sheriff’s report.

When the driver was stopped, the deputy smelled alcohol and the driver had bloodshot, watery eyes. During a search of the vehicle, two beer bottles were found, one was empty and the other was half full.

The driver was given several field sobriety tests and was later arrested.

William Henry Collins, 42, of Ocala, was charged with driving under the influence. He was taken to the Marion County Jail.

Collins refused to take a breath test, according to the report.