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Schizophrenic Villager on anti-depressant medications arrested at Brownwood

Jason John Dacci

A Villager who described himself as “schizophrenic” and said he had taken anti-depressant medications was arrested at Brownwood.

Jason John Dacci, 49, who lives at 1096 Golden Grove Drive in the Village of Sabal Chase, was driving a silver 2009 Toyota Camry at 9:17 p.m. Tuesday on State Road 44 at Meggison Road and traveling at an “abnormally slow speed,” according to an arrest report from the Sumter County Sheriff’s Office. Dacci pulled into Brownwood and parked at Babette’s Furniture and Home.

A deputy approached the vehicle and found Dacci behaving in a peculiar matter.

“He had both arms, locked straight onto the steering wheel, and seemed very nervous,” the deputy wrote in the arrest report.

The deputy asked the Warwick, N.Y. native why he had been driving so slowly. Dacci said he was “paranoid.” Dacci also told the deputy he was, “Schizophrenic and Bi-polar and was taking several anti-depressant medications for his disorders.”

The deputy asked Dacci to participate in field sobriety exercises. He struggled through the exercises.

Dacci provided a breath sample that registered .00. He agreed to provide a urine specimen, but could not urinate.

He was arrested on a charge of driving under the influence and booked at the Sumter County Detention Center. Bond was set at $1,000. 

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