A Villager who said she was lost was arrested after her golf cart strayed onto County Road 466A.
Cynthia Ann Wilhelm, 66, of the Village of Duval, was driving a blue golf cart at 11:52 p.m. Wednesday when she was spotted on Buena Vista Boulevard about to make a left turn onto County Road 466A, according to an arrest report from the Sumter County Sheriff’s Office. It was not a street legal golf cart.
During a traffic stop, Wilhelm told deputies she “had gone to drop a friend off at her residence and got lost.”
Her eyes appeared to be bloodshot and a deputy noted a “strong odor of alcohol coming from her.” When the Fort Worth, Texas native got out of the golf cart, she had to lean on it to maintain her balance, the report said.
Wilhelm struggled through field sobriety exercises and at one point she almost fell over. She provided breath samples that registered .146 and .147 blood alcohol content.
Wilhelm was arrested on a charge of driving under the influence. She was booked at the Sumter County Detention Center and released after posting $1,000 bond.