An unlicensed driver from Nicaragua was jailed after a traffic stop on U.S. 301.
Gerson Ernestor Tellez, 32, of Oxford, was driving a white Toyota Corolla at 5:44 a.m. Saturday on U.S. 301 near County Road 114 when a Sumter County sheriff’s deputy noticed that the car did not have a functioning taglight.
During a traffic stop, Tellez, who does not speak English, provided the deputy with his Social Security card and indicated he does not have a driver’s license. Tellez said he has been living in the United States for about two years.
He was arrested on a charge of driving without a valid license. He was also issued a written warning for the non-functioning taglight. He was booked at the Sumter County Detention Center and released after posting $500 bond.