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Sunday, February 25, 2024

Villager arrested on DUI charge after crashing onto multi-modal path

Melanie Ann Molasky
Melanie Ann Molasky

A Villager was arrested on a drunk driving charge after crashing her car onto the multi-modal path near the Brownwood Wood Shop.

Melanie Ann Molasky, 51, who lives in the Leyton Villas in the Village of Dunedin, was driving a white Toyota Corolla at about 9 p.m. Tuesday when she drove onto the multi-modal path along Buena Vista Boulevard near the wood shop which is located across from Eisenhower Recreation Center, according to an arrest report from the Sumter County Sheriff’s Office. She drove into the flowers and sideswiped a stop sign.

A deputy who approached the car detected the “strong odor of marijuana” and spotted what appeared to be a marijuana joint on the passenger seat. It appeared Molasky had been drinking, too,

She fell backwards during field sobriety exercises and the deputy stopped the exercises due to safety concerns. She provided breath samples that registered .142 and .152 blood alcohol content. She was taken to a local hospital for a medical evaluation.

Molasky turned herself in Wednesday after her release from the hospital. She was arrested on charges of driving under the influence and possession of marijuana. She was also ticketed for careless driving and driving while license suspended.

She was booked at the Sumter County Detention Center and released after posting $2,000 bond.

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