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High Springs man arrested for repeated DUIs

BY JENNIFER CABRERA

Junah Addison Rumore, 20, of High Springs, has been arrested on a second DUI charge in 3 months, violating his pre-trial release conditions.

Rumore was first arrested on February 6, 2022, when he was allegedly observed driving erratically, including driving over a curb and into a ditch. Rumore reportedly performed poorly on field sobriety exercises, and his blood alcohol level tested at 0.205 and .206. He was released on his own recognizance with the conditions that he not consume alcohol and not drive without a valid license. An April 4 report from Court Services concluded, “It appears Mr. Rumore would abide by any Court ordered sanctions, including probation.”

However, on May 4, Rumore was pulled over on I-75 after a Florida Highway Patrol trooper noticed that the turn signal on his car was on for about half a mile. The trooper then paced the car for about a mile on the interstate and reported that the car was traveling between 20 mph and 46 mph and weaving between lanes. When the car left the interstate at Exit 399, the trooper initiated a traffic stop. He wrote that he could smell alcohol while in the presence of Rumore and that Rumore made several errors during the traffic stop, including giving the trooper a debit card instead of his driver’s license and putting the vehicle into drive instead of giving the trooper his keys. The trooper wrote that he had to ask for the vehicle registration five times and still never got it. The trooper wrote that Rumore did not consent to field sobriety exercises or a breath sample. He was arrested and held on $15,000 bail with the requirement to attach a transdermal alcohol monitoring device before release. Rumore posted bond the same day.

On May 4, Rumore’s pretrial officer submitted a report stating that he had violated his pretrial release conditions, and a warrant was issued for his arrest. He was arrested today and is currently in the Alachua County Jail on $10,000 bond.

Articles about arrests are based on reports from law enforcement agencies. The charges listed are taken from the arrest report and/or court records and are only accusations. All suspects are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. 

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