A 33-year-old man pulled over in Ocala on Wednesday told Marion County sheriff’s deputies he doesn’t speak English, doesn’t know where he lives, has never had a driver’s license and does not have any form of United States identification.
Ridel Romel-Santos Calix was driving a black Honda Civic near the 4000 block of West State Road 40 at around 6:30 p.m. when a deputy ran the vehicle’s license tag and found the owner’s license was suspended. The deputy initiated a traffic stop and spoke Calix and his passenger, who both said they do not speak English, according to the sheriff’s office report.
Another deputy responded to the scene to translate. Through the translator, Calix said he does not have a driver’s license and has never had one. He also said he didn’t have any ID and was unable to provide an address. A records check confirmed Calix does not have a valid driver’s license, the report said.
Calix was charged with operating a motor vehicle without a valid license and taken to the Marion County Jail, where his bail was deferred and he was released Thursday. He is scheduled to appear in Marion County Court on Sept. 16.