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SUMTER COUNTY, Florida. – A Florida man was arrested after he “took his eyes off the road” and crashed into another car while on his way to buy milk, according to the Sumter County Sheriff’s Office. The 36-year-old man also did not have a valid driver’s license at the time of the accident.
Larry Patterson was arrested and charged with driving without a valid driver’s license. He also received two traffic tickets.
Officers responded to a crash at 3580 Wedgewood Lane in Lady Lake Saturday night. Patterson said he was driving west on CR-466 when he “was bending down to adjust the steering wheel” and “took his eyes off the road,” according to an arrest affidavit. That’s when he crashed into the back of another car.
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Deputies’ investigation of the accident revealed that Patterson did not have a valid Florida driver’s license, but only a Florida identification card, according to the report. Patterson said he knew he was driving without a valid license and said he was going to get milk for his stepdaughter who was sick, according to the affidavit.
Patterson was arrested and transported to the Sumter County Detention Center. He was released after posting $500 bail.