74.2 F
The Villages
Friday, October 15, 2021

New Yorker loses driver’s license after crashing in roundabout in The Villages

Melissa Crosby
Melissa Crosby

A New Yorker will lose her driver’s license after crashing in a roundabout in The Villages.

Melissa Crosby, 50, was driving a black Volkswagen Jetta with New York license plates in the wee hours Sept. 5 when she crashed into a decorative street light pole in the roundabout at Buena Vista Boulevard and El Camino Real near Savannah Center. The Freeport, N.Y. native struggled through field sobriety exercises and provided breath samples that registered .12 and .128 blood alcohol level. She was arrested on a charge of driving under the influence.

The pieces of the decorative light pole were left in the roundabout at El Camino Real and Buena Vista Boulevard.
The pieces of a decorative light pole were left in the roundabout at El Camino Real and Buena Vista Boulevard after Melissa Crosby crashed her vehicle into it.

Crosby, who lists a local address at 1217 Ballesteros Drive in the Village of Santiago, last week in Sumter County Court pleaded no contest to the DUI charge. She will lose her driver’s license for six months, has been placed on probation for one year and has been ordered to perform 50 hours of community service.

More Headlines
Stories in and around The Villages, Florida

Headlines
The Villages, Florida

Letters to the Editor
Opinions submitted by residents in and around The Villages

Water sales by Lady Lake to Sumter County residents

In a Letter to the Editor, a Villager contends the Town of Lady Lake has no business providing water for development across the line in Sumter County.

Don’t believe the Daily Sun when it comes to Reverse One Sumter

A Lake Panasoffkee resident, in a Letter to the Editor, wants to set the record straight on representation on the Sumter County Commission.

Ed McGinty vows to return to Hadley pool

Villager Ed McGinty, who faces a stalking charge after a political disagreement at a swimming pool in The Villages, has vowed to return to that pool later this month. Read his Letter to the Editor.

American citizens abandoned in Afghanistan

A Village of Mallory Square, in a Letter to the Editor, blames president Biden for “abandoning” American citizens in Afghanistan.

Sumter County Republican Club has become a clique

In a Letter to the Editor, a Village of Bonita resident objects to an upcoming fundraiser being put on by the Sumter County Republican Club.

Photos
The Villages, Florida