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Villager loses license for a decade after caught with wine coolers in golf cart

Marcia Vandersnick

A 73-year-old Villager has lost her driver’s license for a decade after she was arrested last year with wine coolers in her golf cart.

Marcia Nell Vandersnick, who lives in the Villas of Spanish Springs, was found at about 4:30 p.m. Nov. 6 stopped on the side of the golf cart path along Buena Vista Boulevard, just south of St. Charles Place, according to an arrest report from the Sumter County Sheriff’s Office. The key was in the ignition and there was an open wine cooler between her legs. A second empty wine cooler bottle was on the floor of the golf cart near the gas pedal.

Vandersnick struggled through field sobriety exercises and at one point almost fell backward. She provided breath samples that registered .217 and .210 blood alcohol content.

Last month in Sumter County Court, she pleaded no contest in the case. In addition to the 10-year loss of her driver’s license, she has been placed on probation for two years and ordered to perform 50 hours of community service.

Vandersnick has two prior driving under the influence convictions. Both were in 2014, with one in Sumter County and the other in Lake County. Because this was her third DUI arrest in 10 years, it was elevated to a third-degree felony.

Vandersnick had also been arrested in 2014 after throwing a plate at a deputy.

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