Villager jailed on DUI charge after crash on County Road 466

Barbara Purgavie Renno

A 67-year-old Villager was jailed on a drunk driving charge after a crash on County Road 466.

Barbara Purgavie Renno had been driving a 2016 Chevrolet passenger car at about 6:30 p.m. Friday when a crash occurred at County Road 466 and Buena Vista Boulevard, according to an arrest report from the Sumter County Sheriff’s Office.

A deputy saw that Renno was “extremely unsteady on her feet” and “nearly unable to stand.” She admitted she had been drinking at home and consumed “too much.” Renno said she had been drinking “Vitamin V,” a name she used for vodka.

She was invited to participate in field sobriety exercises, but refused to do so, “due to her belief she would fail,” the deputy wrote in the arrest report.  She provided breath samples that registered .321 and .324 blood alcohol content.

She was arrested on a charge of driving under the influence and booked at the Sumter County Detention Center. She was released after posting $1,500 bond.