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Wednesday, September 28, 2022

Fresh out of jail, Silver Springs man charged with DUI and hit and run

Richard Brady Lloyd

A 29-year-old Silver Springs man who was recently released from the Marion County Jail was arrested last Sunday morning after he allegedly sideswiped another vehicle on State Road 40 and kept going.

Richard Brady Lloyd, of 217 NW 15th Place, was charged with leaving the scene of a crash involving property damage, two counts of driving under the influence with property damage, and driving a motor vehicle without a valid license.

Lloyd, who has a lengthy arrest history dating back to 2009, was released from jail June 18 after serving 51 days for grand theft of a motor vehicle, resisting an officer without violence and other charges, according to jail records.

A Florida Highway Patrol trooper responded to the crash scene on State Road 40 near 165th Avenue, where he observed a purple Mitsubishi Mirage sedan parked in the north shoulder, facing west. The vehicle had damage on its left side with black tire marks, indicating a sideswipe type of collision, according to the FHP report.

The driver of the Mitsubishi told the trooper she was traveling west on State Road 40 when an unknown vehicle passed her in the same direction in a no-passing zone. She said the vehicle sideswiped her and continued westbound, leaving the scene. She said it was dark and she couldn’t identify the vehicle that struck her, the report said.

The trooper recalled that about three miles west of the crash scene, he had passed another possible crash with the Marion County Sheriff’s Office on the scene awaiting FHP. The trooper and the Mitsubishi driver went to the secondary scene on State Road 40 near NE 14th Street, where they observed a silver Nissan Altima with right-side damage and purple transfer paint near the rear wheel, according to the report.

The sheriff’s deputy told the trooper he was driving westbound on State Road 40 when he came upon the Nissan parked on the shoulder. He said as he drove up, Lloyd got out of the vehicle and walked into the roadway, waving his hands wildly and appearing to be under the influence of drugs, the report said.

Lloyd was sitting on the north shoulder when the trooper approached him and he wouldn’t remain still. He was waving his arms in the air and kicking his legs. He also rolled his head back and forth and was mumbling. Lloyd smelled bad with strong body odor and was only wearing red basketball shorts, which were wet and badly soiled with dirt. The trooper noticed his pupils were constricted and there was no smell of an alcoholic beverage, according to the report.

Lloyd made no sense and mumbled nonsensically when asked about the crash. He gave his name to the trooper, and a computer search revealed he had no driver’s license but had numerous suspensions on his record. Lloyd failed a series of field sobriety tests and was arrested. The sheriff’s deputy took him to the Marion County Jail, where he refused to submit to a urine test to determine which drug he was under the influence of, the report said.

Lloyd is being held on $6,000 bond and awaits a July 30 date in Marion County Court.