An Ocala woman, whose license was already suspended for not submitting to a breath-alcohol test last year, refused again on Sunday and was charged with driving under the influence of alcohol.
A Marion County sheriff’s deputy saw a white Ford Ranger driven by 57-year-old Dollene Robin Ravior weave in and out of its lane multiple times while heading eastbound on SE 62nd Street and southbound on SE 36th Avenue. The deputy tried to initiate a traffic stop as the vehicle turned east onto SE 66th Place, but Ravior failed to stop and pulled into the carport of her residence at 3669 SE 66th Place, according to the sheriff’s office report.
The deputy stopped Ravior as she got out of the vehicle and immediately detected the odor of alcohol that got stronger when she spoke. Ravior said she didn’t have her driver’s license in her possession and that she didn’t see the deputy behind her with his emergency lights activated, the report said.
Ravior, who said she didn’t do anything wrong, used the side of her residence and vehicle to steady herself as she spoke with the deputy. Her speech was slightly slurred, and she admitted to having one beer earlier in the day. While the deputy was running her information through the computer, Ravior tried to walk away but couldn’t open the gate to her fence, according to the report.
Ravior agreed to participate in field sobriety exercises but said, “I’m not very good at it because I’m never good at it whether I’m drunk or not.” She failed the horizontal gaze nystagmus, walk-and-turn, one-leg stand, and Romberg Alphabet exercises, the report said.
Ravior was arrested and placed in the patrol car, where she admitted to consuming three cans of Bud Ice beer within three hours of the traffic stop. She was charged with DUI, refusal to submit to a lawful breath test, and driving while her license was suspended/revoked. Ravior was being held on $2,000 bond in the Marion County Jail as of Monday afternoon.