Villager arrested on DUI charge tells police officer her golf cart ‘just took off’

Kolleen Ann Stasevich
Kolleen Ann Stasevich

A Village of Collier at Antrim Dells woman is facing a felony charge of driving under the influence after a golf cart crash in the parking lot of Winn-Dixie at Pinellas Plaza.

Wildwood police responded to the scene at about 2:45 p.m. Sunday after a 911 caller reported that 52-year-old Kolleen Ann Stasevich had facial injuries and was bleeding as a result of the crash.

Stasevich told police that her green Yamaha golf cart “just took off,” according to an arrest report.

Witnesses told police that they saw Stasevich back out of a parking place, lose control and collide with a parked vehicle.

The police officer suspected Stasevich had been drinking. She denied she had been drinking, but failed field sobriety exercises and provided breath samples that registered .267 and .263 blood alcohol content.

The officer discovered that Stasevich had been convicted of a charge of DUI in 2012 in Michigan and of another DUI in 2014 in Florida. She had also been convicted of attempting to flee/elude law enforcement in the 2014 incident and her Florida driver’s license had subsequently been suspended.

She was arrested on charges of DUI and driving while license suspended. Because it marks her third DUI, this latest charge is a third degree felony.

She was booked at the Sumter County Detention Center on $5,500 bond.