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81-year-old Villager enters plea to DUI charge after golf cart crash

Rodrigue Bosse
Rodrigue Bosse

An 81-year-old Villager has entered a plea to a drunk driving charge resulting from a golf cart crash at Colony Plaza.

Rodrigue Bosse of the Village of Hadley pleaded not guilty last week in Sumter County Court to a charge of driving under the influence. He remains free on $1,000 bond.

Sumter County sheriff’s deputies were called to investigate the crash involving two golf carts at 1:56 p.m. Jan. 21 at Colony Boulevard and Sembler Way, the busy intersection where Walgreens and Bob Evans are located.

Bosse was standing near his golf cart when deputies arrived on the scene. He “did not understand basic questions such as the area code for his phone number” and a deputy “could smell the odor of an alcoholic beverage emitting from his person while at a conversational distance,” the arrest report said.

The Quebec, Canada native agreed to participate in field sobriety exercises in the nearby parking lot of the Colony Cottage Recreation Center. He performed poorly in the exercises.

He was “unable” to complete a breath sample. He refused to provide a blood sample.

He was also ticketed on a charge of careless driving.

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