59.2 F
The Villages
Sunday, April 14, 2024

Unlicensed teen from Mexico arrested after caught driving vehicle with inoperable headlight

Carlos Mejia
Carlos Mejia

An unlicensed teen from Mexico was arrested after he was caught driving a vehicle with an inoperable headlight.

Carlos Mejia, 19, of Enterprise, Ala. was driving a gold 2004 Honda CRV with an Alabama license plate at about 10:30 p.m. Tuesday on State Road 471 and County Road 721 in Webster when he was pulled over for the faulty driver’s side headlight, according to an arrest report from the Sumter County Sheriff’s Office.

A bilingual deputy was called to the scene of the traffic stop to provide translation for Mejia, a native of Mexico. Deputies learned Mejia has never been issued a driver’s license in the United States. Mejia said he has been living in the United States for two and a half years and was aware he needed a driver’s license to operate a vehicle.

He was arrested on a charge of driving without a license and issued a warning for the inoperable headlight. He was booked at the Sumter County Detention Center and released after posting $250 bond.

Trump and the January 6 ‘hostages’

A reader from Milwaukee, in a Letter to the Editor, has something to say about former President Trump and the January 6 “hostages.”

Residents of Winifred will be forced to continue to live with unsafe situation

A Village of Winifred resident, who has been in the headlines, worries that he and his neighbors will be forced to continue to live with an unsafe situation.

When did we decide insulting our neighbors was part of politics?

A Village of McClure resident, in a Letter to the Editor, wonders when it was decided that insulting our neighbors was part of politics.

Resident receives non-compliance letter after failure to have ID at pickleball court

A Village of Pennecamp resident is outraged after his wife received a non-compliance letter for not carrying her ID to the pickleball courts.

Lack of cleanliness at swimming pool

In a Letter to the Editor, a Village of Lake Denham resident reports that her local pool is not being kept clean.