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Wrong-way pickup truck driver charged with DUI

David Gorski

An Ocala man was charged with DUI after being stopped while driving on the wrong side of a divided highway.

At around 1 p.m. Sunday, a Marion County sheriff’s deputy observed a black Dodge pickup truck driving southbound in the northbound lanes of SE 58th Avenue. The deputy saw the truck change lanes to avoid a head-on collision with another vehicle heading northbound. The truck was not traveling at a high speed and the driver appeared unaware he was in the wrong lane, according to the sheriff’s office report.

The deputy pulled over the truck in an abandoned store parking lot at on NE 58th Avenue and made contact with the driver, David Gorski, 56, of 5716 SE Palm Road. Gorski was unaware he was driving in the wrong lanes. When asked where he was going, Gorski said he was headed to the Lindale Mobile Home Park in Silver Springs, which is in the opposite direction of where he was traveling, the report said.

The deputy did not smell any alcohol on Gorski’s breath but noticed his pupils were very small and contracted. Gorski seemed very disoriented and said the road they were on is usually only two lanes. When asked if he had taken any drugs, Gorski first said no before making comments about not telling the deputy what he had taken, according to the report.

Gorski told the deputy he should just give him a court date and let him be on his way. Instead, he was put through a series of field-sobriety exercises that he failed. Gorski was placed under arrested and taken to the Marion County Jail, where he refused to be tested, the report said.

Gorski is scheduled to appear in Marion County Court on Feb. 18.

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