BY JENNIFER CABRERA
GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Alan Steven Molina, 28, was arrested early this morning and charged with criminal mischief and violation of probation after police were called to a home where he was allegedly beating on the doors and windows.
When a Gainesville Police Department officer arrived at the residence in the 800 block of SW 3rd Street at about 3 a.m., he reportedly found Molina tampering with a screen; the officer reported that Molina appeared to be heavily intoxicated.
The victim said she did not know Molina, but it seemed like he was trying to force entry into her residence, based on how hard he was banging on the doors and windows. He allegedly caused damage to her front window screen.
Post Miranda, Molina reportedly said he does not know anybody at the address but was trying to go home; however, his listed address is several miles from where he was arrested.
Molina was arrested last June and charged with DUI; he later entered a plea of nolo contendere to reckless driving with alcohol and was sentenced to one year of probation. Under the terms of his sentence, he is only allowed to drive for business purposes and must abstain from alcohol and illegal drugs. He reportedly told the officer this morning that he had 3-4 shots earlier and thought he was only restricted from drinking and driving.
Judge Thomas Jaworski set bail at $10,000 for the criminal mischief charge, but Molina is being held without bond for violating probation.
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