Villager arrested on DUI charge tells police officer her golf cart ‘just took off’

Kolleen Ann Stasevich

Kolleen Ann Stasevich

A Village of Collier at Antrim Dells woman is facing a felony charge of driving under the influence after a golf cart crash in the parking lot of Winn-Dixie at Pinellas Plaza.

Wildwood police responded to the scene at about 2:45 p.m. Sunday after a 911 caller reported that 52-year-old Kolleen Ann Stasevich had facial injuries and was bleeding as a result of the crash.

Stasevich told police that her green Yamaha golf cart “just took off,” according to an arrest report.

Witnesses told police that they saw Stasevich back out of a parking place, lose control and collide with a parked vehicle.

The police officer suspected Stasevich had been drinking. She denied she had been drinking, but failed field sobriety exercises and provided breath samples that registered .267 and .263 blood alcohol content.

The officer discovered that Stasevich had been convicted of a charge of DUI in 2012 in Michigan and of another DUI in 2014 in Florida. She had also been convicted of attempting to flee/elude law enforcement in the 2014 incident and her Florida driver’s license had subsequently been suspended.

She was arrested on charges of DUI and driving while license suspended. Because it marks her third DUI, this latest charge is a third degree felony.

She was booked at the Sumter County Detention Center on $5,500 bond.

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  1. Anthony Mann says

    Maybe we can bring back “stocks” like the middle ages. Put their heads and hands in there and we can locate them on the Palmer Legends driving range.

  2. Jean Dulaney says

    None of us truly knows exactly what happened… but golf carts usually tend to “take off” when you hit the gas (and not the brake). Hmmm Just sayin’

  3. Steve Tunley says

    You folks sure don’t seem to mind humiliating your neighbors like this. Why not build a stockade in the village square so people can throw rotting fruit and vegetables at her?

    • Bill Williams says

      Why Steve, didn’t know you were so sensitive. Would she be your neighbor? She really needs to pay attention to that ‘self driving’ cart, it could just start by itself and run over someone.

    • Jean Dulaney says

      If this was the lady’s THIRD DUI, I’d say she’s long overdue for a litany of discourse! Odds are, she’s been running drunk for quite some time. Gimme’ a tomato… I’ll be the first to throw one at her! (Just kidding!)

  4. James Radatz says

    Too bad this didn’t happen in Michigan. She would be facing 30 days to 5 years in prison, plus the loss of her license to drive any motorized or non motorized vehicle(bicycle) for 5 years. Plus major legal fees, court cost’s, AA cost’s etc. Approx $30,000 before she could ever drive again. Drink if you wish. Just don’t get behind the wheel.

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