Man with no license jailed after handing sheriff’s deputy ID card from Mexico

Heriberto Caracas Gonzalez

An Ocala man with no driver’s license was arrested Tuesday morning after a Marion County sheriff’s deputy watched him run through a stop sign.

The deputy reported seeing a light green Chevrolet HHR make no attempt to stop at the intersection of NW 65th Place and NW 67th Street. The deputy stopped the vehicle, driven by 44-year-old Heriberto Caracas Gonzalez, a short time later and he handed him his identification card from Mexico.

The deputy then asked Gonzalez for his driver’s license and registration but he just nodded his head and said he didn’t have a license. A computer check confirmed that Gonzalez didn’t have a license and that he was wanted on an outstanding warrant in Marion County for driving with no valid license, a sheriff’s office report states.

Gonzalez, who lives at 5891 SW 64th Street Rd. in Ocala, was taken into custody and transported to the Marion County Jail, where he was charged with operating a motor vehicle without a valid license and an outstanding warrant on a municipal ordinance violation. He is scheduled to be released from the jail on Thursday, Dec. 19 at 9 a.m.