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Man found asleep in truck at gas station arrested on DUI charge

Jevon Coy
Jevon Coy

A Lake County handyman with multiple prior arrests for driving under the influence was arrested again early Wednesday morning on DIU and marijuana possession charges after he was found fast asleep in his truck at a Leesburg gas station.

Jevon Coy, 46, was found passed out in his 2003 white GMC with his left foot hanging out of his wide-open driver’s door at around 2:30 a.m. on July 14, according to Leesburg police. The gas station attendant at the Circle K at 900 S. 14th St. called police after noticing Coy asleep at the pump “for a while.”

Coy finally opened his eyes and sat up in his seat after officers gave him several verbal commands. The Ohio native’s responses were slow, and he thought he was at a Wawa instead of a Circle K, police say. The patrolmen noticed he smelled  of alcohol and his eyes were glassy and bloodshot. When they questioned him, Coy acknowledged he’d had two Bud Light drafts and a shot of Jameson Irish whiskey earlier that evening and that he’d finished his last drink just 25 minutes before, but he refused a breathalyzer test. While searching his truck, police found a 7-gram bag of marijuana and a glass pipe.

Coy was booked at the Leesburg Police Department and released on $9,540 bond, which included $1,540 in overdue child support for which he had outstanding bench warrants. He is scheduled to appear in court July 28.

Coy has two prior DUI convictions in Lake County, dating from 1999 and 2017, and a prior driver’s license suspension for refusing a DUI test in 2016.

In Florida, failing a breathalyzer test results in an automatic six-month suspension of a driver’s license, but refusal to take the test results in an automatic year suspension.

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