A 65-year-old man left the scene of an accident in Inverness while under the influence of alcohol, according to a Citrus County Sheriff’s Office arrest affidavit.
Richard Moore was arrested and charged with driving while license suspended/revoked — knowingly, DUI with damage to property of person of another, leave scene/fail to remain at crash with property damage. Bond was set at $12,500.
On Aug. 3, deputies responded to a hit and run crash in Inverness. Moore was reportedly involved in the crash with his van at the intersection of North Florida Avenue and Eden Drive.
When deputies located Moore, he reportedly admitted to being involved in the crash. Deputies noticed that Moore had bloodshot eyes, slurred speech and smelled of alcohol.
According to the report, Moore agreed to a field sobriety test. When deputies asked if he had any mental or physical disabilities that would prevent him from performing, he alleged that he had a “bad left food.”
Deputies reported that Moore was unable to pass the horizontal gaze nystagmus, walk and turn or one leg stand tests.
Moore's license was also revoked in June 2021 for a DUI. In addition, he had two previous DUI convictions.
Moore was placed under arrest for the suspicion of driving under the influence and transported to the Citrus County Detention Facility for booking and processing. He refused to submit to a breath test.