Habitual traffic offender jailed after caught driving in Summerfield with no license

An Ocala man who is no stranger to the Marion County Jail was arrested in Summerfield last week after a Marion County sheriff’s deputy spotted him driving with a license tag that had been expired for seven years.

Mark Anthony Daly, 54, was arrested in Summerfield last week after a Marion County Sheriff’s deputy spotted him driving with a license plate that had been expired for seven years and wasn’t registered to a vehicle.

The deputy watched the man, later identified as 54-year-old Mark Anthony Daly, pull into the Circle K minimart at 14870 S Hwy. 441 after being stopped at the red light at SE Sunset Harbor Road.

A computer check also revealed that the license tag wasn’t registered to a vehicle, so the deputy made contact with Daly, who claimed he was fixing and transporting the vehicle for a friend, a sheriff’s office report states.

A check of Daly’s driving record showed that he was labeled as a habitual traffic offender for driving while license suspended. In fact, those records showed that on Aug. 28, 2018 his license was suspended indefinitely for failure to fulfill a court financial obligation; and on April 30, 2018 he was labeled as a habitual traffic violator and his license was suspended and revoked for 60 months.

Daly, who lives at 8305 SW 2nd Ct. in Ocala, has been in the Marion County Jail 11 times since January 2010. After last week’s arrest, he was transported to the jail and charged with driving while license suspended (habitual offender). He was released early Thursday morning on $2,000 bond.