New Yorker arrested on DUI charge after drinking at Lake Sumter Landing restaurant

Robert Forberg

A New Yorker was arrested on a drunk driving charge after drinking at a popular Lake Sumter Landing restaurant.

Robert J. Forberg, 56, of Oakdale, N.Y., was driving a black four-door Volkswagen shortly before 11 p.m. Friday when he was pulled over at Morse Boulevard and Carrera Drive for having an expired license plate.

Forberg said the vehicle was a rental and he was unaware of the expired license plate, according to an arrest report.

“The defendant was sweating and had bloodshot eyes. I could also smell a strong odor of alcoholic beverage emitting from his breath,” the deputy wrote in the arrest report.

Forberg told the deputy he had been at the Lighthouse Point Bar & Grille.

He failed field sobriety exercises and provided breath samples that registered .202 and .201 blood alcohol content.

A criminal history check revealed Forberg has two DUI convictions in New York, one in 1988 and another in 2007.

He was booked at the Sumter County Detention Center on $5,000 bond.