BY JENNIFER CABRERA
ALACHUA, Fla. – John Boyd Rivers, 44, was arrested late last night and charged with driving without a valid license as a habitual offender. Rivers is also the final suspect to be arrested of the ten convicted felons who have been charged for fraudulently registering to vote and/or fraudulently voting following visits to the jail by a representative from the Supervisor of Elections Office; five of the suspects have been sentenced.
An Alachua Police Department Officer made contact with Rivers, who was driving a car that was reportedly stopped in the 13200 block of CR 235 because of a domestic disturbance. The officer learned that Rivers is classified as a habitual traffic offender and arrested him on that charge. He also had an outstanding warrant for the fraudulent voting charges.
Rivers has been charged with driving without a license as a habitual offender, perjury for falsely swearing that he was eligible to vote, and voting as an unqualified voter. He has five felony convictions and served a state prison sentence for grand theft; he was released in November of 2021. He is being held on $10,000 bail on the fraudulent voting charges and $250 bail on the charge of driving without a valid license.
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