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Woman in pajamas, no shoes, arrested twice for DUI

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Marion County Sheriff's reports

By Jim Clark

Drivers accused of DUI dominated the reports by the Marion County Sheriff’s Office in the past week, including one who was stopped twice in three nights.

Samantha Louise Stillwell, 43, of Southwest 73rd Terrace Road, was first pulled over on Saturday, Jan. 16, at 1:12 a.m. A deputy spotted her 2002 gray Pontiac on State Road 200 moving at a high rate of speed. His radar registered 72 mph, and he pulled in behind her at Southwest 95th Street Road and State Road 200. According to the report, when the light turned green, she accelerated at a high rate of speed, at one point reaching 84 mph, but finally pulled over in the 6800 block of SR200.

The driver, with no shoes on and dressed in pajamas, allegedly failed the field sobriety test and was arrested. At the jail, she registered a blood alcohol level of .273. She bailed out later that day on $500 bond.

According to the report, the car was towed and could be released upon proof of ownership.

Evidently she reclaimed the car, because about 47 hours later, just after midnight on Jan. 18, the same deputy found himself behind the same car. This time the car was weaving back and forth, was going 52 mph, slowed to 42 and sped back up to 50. The officer stopped the car and found the same driver, Stillwell, again with no shoes and wearing pajamas, and detected an alcoholic odor on her breath, according to the report. Again she failed the field sobriety test, and she was arrested on DUI second offense. At the jail her breath alcohol was .226.

According to court records, she bonded out for $1,000 later the same day.

Here are the other DUI cases:

Jose Sixto Guevarra, 25, of Southwest 33rd Avenue, was accused of DUI and driving while license suspended or revoked after being stopped on Jan. 16 at 1:50 a.m. in the 8000 block of West State Road 40. According to the report, he was driving eastbound at 28 mph in a 55 mph zone and weaving over the solid white line. He was arrested after allegedly failing the field sobriety test. His breath alcohol content at the jail was .188 and .184.

Everardo Orantes-Acevado, 23, of Williston, was accused of DUI and driving while license suspended or revoked after being stopped on Jan. 18 at 1:59 a.m. in the 8900 block of West State Road 40. According to the report, he was driving west on SR40, swerving within his lane and crossing the fog line several times. He was arrested after allegedly failing the field sobriety tests. At the jail, he blood alcohol content as .184 and .177.

Joel Buenaventura, 30, of Northwest 8th Street, was accused of DUI, no valid driver’s license and resisting without violence after his vehicle hit another vehicle from behind while he was traveling at about 75 mph in the 10000 block of West State Road 40. A deputy was behind him and saw him weaving across the road before the accident. He refused to stay in the car as instructed by a deputy, got out and had to be taken into custody. He refused to perform field sobriety tests and breath tests.

Estevan Manteca, 41, of Southwest 104th Street, was accused of DUI after being stopped on Jan. 13 at 12:35 a.m. in the 4800 block of Southwest 98th Street after he allegedly failed to maintain a single lane and crossed the white fog line twice. He also had an expired tag. He refused to perform field sobriety tests or provide a breath sample, according to the report.

Danny Lee Stewart, 41, of Northwest 8th Lane, was accused of DUI after being stopped in the 2000 block of Southwest 60th Avenue on Jan. 12 at 6:33 p.m. According to the report he was clocked at 67 mph in a 45 mph zone. He allegedly failed the field sobriety tests, and at the jail his blood alcohol content was .130 and .128.

Leon Davis, 57, of Northwest 14th Street, was accused of DUI and driving while license suspended or revoked after he was stopped on Jan. 16 at 6:24 p.m. in the 2200 block of Southwest 80th Avenue. According to the report, the vehicle was swerving and weaving and going over the solid painted white line. He allegedly failed the field sobriety tests and registered a blood alcohol level of .244. According to the report, this was his third offense.

Ronald Ernest Meuse, 66, of Northwest 47th Court, was accused of DUI after being stopped in the 4500 block of Southwest 60th Avenue on Jan. 15 at 10:45 p.m. as part of a DUI checkpoint. He almost did not stop as he approached the checkpoint and allegedly failed the field sobriety tests. At the jail his blood alcohol content registered at .162 and .171.

In other reports:

A GPS unit was stolen from a vehicle parked at Blockbuster Video Store, 8585 Southwest Highway 200, on Jan. 13 at 11:49 a.m. The vehicle was locked when it was broken into.

A homemade commercial trailer parked in the Beall’s parking lot suffered the loss of aluminum steps that were chained to the trailer to allow accident. The incident occurred between Jan. 11 at 5 p.m. and Jan. 13 at 5:30 a.m.