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Man on golf cart charged with DUI

BROOKSVILLE – A central Florida man was charged with driving under the influence after authorities say he was caught driving a golf cart the wrong direction on a divided highway.

The Hernando County Sheriff’s Office reported that a deputy stopped 36-year-old Eric Perez shortly after midnight Saturday. The cart had no lights, and Perez reportedly smelled like alcohol.

After failing a series of sobriety tests, Perez was arrested and charged with DUI. When tested at the jail, his blood alcohol level was determined to be between 0.251 and 0.242 percent. Florida law considers a driver impaired at 0.08.

The golf cart was returned to Frontier Campgrounds in Brooksville. Deputies made arrangements for Perez’s passenger to get home.