A Villager has been sentenced after a drunk driving arrest earlier this year at Cody’s Original Roadhouse at Lake Sumter Landing.
Pamela Claire Maroney, 65, of the Village of Duval, was arrested Feb. 22 after a Sumter County sheriff’s deputy was summoned for a well-being check on Maroney, who had been sitting for more than an hour in a white Buick Enclave in the restaurant’s parking lot. She had glassy eyes, was “sweating profusely” and had a flushed face. The deputy asked Maroney if she had a medical condition and Maroney smiled and said no. The odor of alcohol was detected. The deputy invited the Minnesota native to participate in field sobriety exercises, but she had a difficult time getting out of the car. During the exercises, Maroney admitted she was drunk. A half-empty 200ml bottle of Smirnoff vodka was found under the seat of the car.
Last week in Sumter County Court, Maroney entered a plea of no contest to the DUI charge. She has been placed on probation for one year and ordered to perform 80 hours of community service. She will also lose her driver’s license for six months.