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Villagers’ son driving without headlights arrested on DUI charge at Rohan Recreation Center

Stephen Jarvis

The son of a Villages couple who was spotted driving without headlights was arrested on a drunk driving charge after failing field sobriety exercises in the parking lot at Rohan Recreation Center.

Stephen Lewis Jarvis, 30, who lives with his parents at 2427 Columbia Way in the Village of Bonita, had been driving a green Mazda at 3:01 a.m. Saturday on State Road 44 and was driving without headlights when he turned into the parking lot of the recreation center, according to an arrest report from the Sumter County Sheriff’s Office.

Jarvis, who appeared to have been drinking, complained he was tired because he had just finished working a “double shift,” the report said. Jarvis agreed to take part in field sobriety exercises, but asked that he be allowed to stretch and “get ready.” He had trouble maintaining his balance and failed the exercises.

He fell asleep during a trip to the Sumter County Detention Center and was “unable to form complete sentences” when he woke up. He provided two breath samples, both measuring .207 blood alcohol content.

He was arrested on a charge of driving under the influence and booked at the jail. He was released after posting $1,000 bond.

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