Sumter County, FL (December 27, 2018) – The driver of a Mercedes was jailed for drunk driving after he was caught by police after being spotted driving at 80 mph.
The incident happened on Morse Boulevard when a Sumter County deputy had been directing traffic at the Fairway Christian Church when a driver pulled up beside the deputy’s patrol car and blocked traffic. He headed west and made an unlawful left turn onto Morse Boulevard.
A deputy said that the driver was driving erratically, striking curbs and accelerating quickly. The deputy said that, at one point, he reached 80 mph in a 35 mph speed zone.
When the pursuit ended, police caught up with 54-year-old Jeffrey James Taylor who had been drinking at the time. Police said that he urinated his pants and said that there was no reason for him to participate in field sobriety tests.
Police found a receipt on the floor of his vehicle showing that Taylor had consumed three Jim Beam whiskeys. Taylor was arrested on a charge of driving under the influence and booked in jail.
Sumter County Drunk Driving Laws
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