Villager’s daughter in golf cart busted on DUI after cut off at City Fire

Hilary Jeanne Smith

A Villager’s daughter in a golf cart was arrested early Saturday morning on a drunk driving charge after she was cut off at City Fire at Lake Sumter Landing.

Hilary Smith, 42, who lives with her mother at 2193 Balsa Court, began yelling at bartenders at the popular nightspot at the square after they refused to serve alcohol to her, according to an arrest report from the Sumter County Sheriff’s Office. She used profane language and threatened to kill the bartenders.

Apparently angry, Smith walked to the pavilion at the square and sat down in a chair near a plant. When a deputy approached Smith, her speech was slurred and she was having trouble operating her phone. She dropped the phone several times and nearly fell out of the chair when she tried to pick up the phone.

Smith asked the deputy to call her mother. She refused to provide her mother’s name and swore at the deputy.

A short time later, the deputy saw Smith driving a golf cart with the headlights off.

During a traffic stop, she immediately became verbally aggressive toward the deputy.

“You never had me blow and over all I’m not going to blow so therefore I’m going to lose my license for months and I’m not going to blow on my bullshit blow charges therefore my lawyer is going to say you have nothing,” Smith said.

She was arrested on charges of driving under the influence, refusal to sign a citation and refusal to provide a breath sample. She was booked at the Sumter County Detention Center and released after posting $3,000 bond.

A check revealed she had been convicted in 2005 on a charge of DUI. She also refused to provide a breath sample at that time.