Bikini-clad woman arrested in Villages hires attorney who handled another bathing suit case

Carrie Head

An intoxicated woman who was wearing a bikini when she was arrested last month in The Villages has hired an attorney who also handled another high-profile drunken bathing suit arrest.

Carrie Lee Head, 33, who lives in Bison Valley in Oxford, was arrested after an accident that occurred shortly before 11 p.m. Feb. 28 at Southern Trace Plaza. Head’s Honda van struck another vehicle and she admitted to the other driver she did not have insurance. She offered to provide him “services” as payment for the damage to his vehicle, according to an arrest report. She fled the scene when he called law enforcement. He said the woman driving the van appeared to be intoxicated and was wearing only a bikini. Head, still wearing the bikini, was arrested at her home on charges of hit-and-run and driving under the influence. She also was ticketed on charges of having no proof of insurance and careless driving.

Head, who remains free on $2,500 bond, has retained the services of attorney J. Scott Herman. He has entered a written plea of not guilty on her behalf, according to Sumter County Court records.

J. Scott Herman
J. Scott Herman

Herman last year defended a Villages couple’s daughter after she was arrested on a drunk driving charge at Carrabba’s Italian Grill at Rolling Acres Plaza. She had been wearing only a one-piece blue bathing suit at the time of her arrest. He was successful in getting that woman’s driving under the influence charge bargained down to reckless driving.

Herman has become well-known in The Villages after representing a line dancer who was accused of punching another woman at the square, an 85-year-old Villager who offered a woman $20 to allow him to fondle her breasts at a Publix, and a Village of Hillsborough man arrested in a seat-saving incident involving a 72-year-old woman at Spanish Springs Town Square.

Head also had been arrested Dec. 14 after a battle with another woman at her home over child care. At the time of that arrest, Head also appeared to have been drinking. The prosecutor’s office has announced no information will be filed in that case.